A million heavens /Material type: BookSeries: McSweeney's rectangulars: Publisher: San Francisco [Calif.] : [McSweeney's Books], c2012Description: 272 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781936365739 :; 1936365731.Title notes: $24.00 10-2012 (db)Subject(s): Pianists -- Fiction | Coma -- Patients -- Fiction | Paranormal fictionSummary: A comatose piano prodigy is attended by his gruff father, a motley vigil of devotees, a disconsolate wolf, and a would-be angel who determinedly writes songs that could free him.
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On the top floor of a small hospital, an unlikely piano prodigy lies in a coma, attended to by his gruff, helpless father. Outside the clinic, a motley vigil assembles beneath a reluctant New Mexico winter--strangers in search of answers, a brush with the mystical, or just an escape. To some the boy is a novelty, to others a religion. Just beyond this ragtag circle roams a disconsolate wolf on his nightly rounds, protecting and threatening, learning too much. And above them all, a would-be angel sits captive in a holding cell of the afterlife, finishing the work he began on earth, writing the songs that could free him. This unlikely assortment--a small-town mayor, a vengeful guitarist, all the unseen desert lives--unites to weave a persistently hopeful story of improbable communion.<br> <br> Upon the release of John Brandon's last novel, Citrus County , the New York Times declared that he "joins the ranks of writers like Denis Johnson, Joy Williams, Mary Robison and Tom Drury." Now, with A Million Heavens , Brandon brings his deadpan humor and hard-won empathy to a new realm of gritty surrealism--a surprising and exciting turn from one of the best young novelists of our time.
$24.00 10-2012 (db)
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A comatose piano prodigy is attended by his gruff father, a motley vigil of devotees, a disconsolate wolf, and a would-be angel who determinedly writes songs that could free him.