A Better Angel: Stories

A Better Angel: Stories

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In this inventive collection of stories, Chris Adrian treads the terrain of human suffering - illness, regret, mourning, sympathy - in the most unusual ways. A bereaved twin starts a friendship with a homicidal fifth grader in the hope that she can somehow lead him back to his dead brother. A boy tries to contact the spirit of his dead father and finds himself talking to the Devil instead. A ne'er-do-well pediatrician returns home to take care of his dying father, all the while under the scrutiny of an easily-disappointed heavenly agent. With A Better Angel's cast of living and dead characters, at once otherworldly and painfully human, Adrian has created a haunting work of spectral beauty and wit.

ISBN: 9780312428532

Published Date: January 1, 2009

Publisher: Picador

Language: English

Page Count: 227

Size: 8.46" l x 5.46" w x 0.88" h