By John Brandon
At the best flooring of a small sanatorium, an not going piano prodigy lies in a coma, attended to via his gruff, helpless father. open air the health facility, a motley vigil assembles underneath a reluctant New Mexico winter—strangers looking for solutions, a broom with the paranormal, 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, holding and dangerous, studying an excessive amount of. And above all of them, a would-be angel sits captive in a preserving telephone of the afterlife, completing the paintings he all started in the world, writing the songs that can loose him. This not likely assortment—a small-town mayor, a vengeful guitarist, all of the unseen barren region lives—unites to weave a repeatedly hopeful tale of inconceivable 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 spectacular and fascinating flip from the best younger novelists of our time.
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