Diving Mimes, Weeping Czars And Other Unsusual Suspects

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Return to Ken Scholes' Imagination Forest in this second collection of quirky, off-beat short stories. Diving Mimes, Weeping Czars and Other Unusual Suspects gathers seventeen tales spanning his first publishedstory in 2000 to his most recent in 2009including twostories set in the world of his Psalms of Isaak series.
You'll encounter cynical Santas and explore the datingwoes of superheroes.You'll join God and Satan in the bar for a glass of merlot and watch the hyjinx unfold as...
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Overview

Return to Ken Scholes' Imagination Forest in this second collection of quirky, off-beat short stories. Diving Mimes, Weeping Czars and Other Unusual Suspects gathers seventeen tales spanning his first publishedstory in 2000 to his most recent in 2009including twostories set in the world of his Psalms of Isaak series.
You'll encounter cynical Santas and explore the datingwoes of superheroes.You'll join God and Satan in the bar for a glass of merlot and watch the hyjinx unfold as Reverend Sparkle Jones leads his rag-tag gang of misfits across a post-apocalyptic America in search of the holy grail to stem the tide of an alien invasion.You'll meet the Lady of the Lake in the Oklahoma Dust Bowl and bump into Abe and his backup singers as they do their part to save the world.
So settle in for the ride and keep your hands inside the vehicle at all times. Here in the Imagination Forest, you never know exactly who - or what - you'll come across.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
A mysterious voice, an alien songstress, a postapocalyptic Santa Claus, and a host of other bizarre creatures come together in Scholes's lively, arresting and gleefully offbeat second short story collection (after 2009's Long Walks, Last Flights), which equally startles with profound emotion and revels in absurd humor. In the brilliant "A Weeping Czar Beholds the Fallen Moon," a tearful ruler encounters a strange object and a young woman that bring both doom and renewal. "Invisible Empire of Ascending Light" concerns a violent contest to take the place of a dying god. "Four Clowns of the Apocalypse and the Mecca of Mirth" is a wide-eyed, bizarro-style caper involving the misadventures of four clowns in a wasted, radioactive America. By turns baroque, off-kilter, and haunting, Scholes's writing will delight lovers of the unusual and wildly imaginative. (Oct.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780982073087
  • Publisher: Fairwood Press
  • Publication date: 10/15/2010
  • Pages: 250
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.57 (d)

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