Laure Baudot's This One Because of the Dead is a collection of stories about the power of what goes unsaid - of the truths people keep hidden from each other, which guide their relationships and their decisions in unexpected ways. A former ballet dancer and her boyfriend who is about to scale Mt. Everest struggle with the contradictions between what they want from life and what they need from each other. A man on a business trip in Tokyo navigates culture shock as well as the muddy waters of life back home. An ex-babysitter, called to testify against one of her former clients, recalls her own complicated history with him.