San Francisco: McSweeney's Rectangulars, 2012.
First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by author in ink to title page. 8 3/4" X 6 1/4". 268pp. Very mild shelf wear to covers, corners, and edges of decorative over boards. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is sound. Slipcase is clean and sound.
ABOUT THIS BOOK:
On the top floor of a small desert 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?all watched by a disconsolate wolf on his nightly rounds. To some the boy is a novelty, to others a religion. And above them, 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.
A Million Heavens brings John Brandon’s 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.(Publisher). Very good + / Very good +. Item #8470