By John Brandon
At the best ground of a small health center, an not going piano prodigy lies in a coma, attended to via his gruff, helpless father. open air the medical institution, a motley vigil assembles underneath a reluctant New Mexico winter—strangers looking for solutions, a broom with the magical, or simply an break out. 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, maintaining and perilous, studying an excessive amount of. And above all of them, a would-be angel sits captive in a keeping phone of the afterlife, completing the paintings he started on the earth, writing the songs that may unfastened him. This not likely assortment—a small-town mayor, a vengeful guitarist, the entire unseen desolate tract lives—unites to weave a over and over 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 spectacular and intriguing flip from the most effective younger novelists of our time.
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