By John Brandon
At the most sensible ground of a small sanatorium, an not going piano prodigy lies in a coma, attended to by means of his gruff, helpless father. outdoor the sanatorium, a motley vigil assembles underneath a reluctant New Mexico winter—strangers looking for solutions, a broom with the magical, or simply an get away. to a few the boy is a novelty, to others a faith. simply past this ragtag circle roams a disconsolate wolf on his nightly rounds, conserving and perilous, studying an excessive amount of. And above all of them, a would-be angel sits captive in a keeping telephone of the afterlife, completing the paintings he all started on the earth, writing the songs which could loose him. This not going assortment—a small-town mayor, a vengeful guitarist, all of the unseen wilderness lives—unites to weave a again and again hopeful tale of unbelievable communion.
Upon the discharge of John Brandon's final novel, Citrus County, the New York Times declared that he "joins the ranks of writers like Denis Johnson, pleasure Williams, Mary Robison and Tom Drury." Now, with A Million Heavens, Brandon brings his deadpan humor and hard-won empathy to a brand new realm of gritty surrealism—a incredible and fascinating flip from the best younger novelists of our time.
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A Million Heavens (McSweeney's Rectangulars) by John Brandon