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The Lava in My Bones

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A frustrated geologist studying global warming becomes obsessed with eating rocks after embarking on his first same-sex relationship in Europe. Back home, his young sister is a high-school girl who suddenly starts to ooze honey through her pores, an affliction that attracts hordes of bees as well as her male classmates but ultimately turns her into a social pariah. Meanwhile, their obsessive Pentecostal mother repeatedly calls on the Holy Spirit to rid her family of demons. The siblings are reunited on a ship ...

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Overview

A frustrated geologist studying global warming becomes obsessed with eating rocks after embarking on his first same-sex relationship in Europe. Back home, his young sister is a high-school girl who suddenly starts to ooze honey through her pores, an affliction that attracts hordes of bees as well as her male classmates but ultimately turns her into a social pariah. Meanwhile, their obsessive Pentecostal mother repeatedly calls on the Holy Spirit to rid her family of demons. The siblings are reunited on a ship bound for Europe where they hope to start a new life, but are unaware that their disguised mother is also on board and plotting to win back their souls, with the help of the Virgin Mary.

Told in a lush baroque prose, this intense, extravagant magic-realist novel combines elements of fairy tales, horror movies, and romances to create a comic, hallucinatory celebration of excess and sensuality.

Barry Webster's first book, The Sound of All Flesh, won the ReLit Award for story collections.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781551524788
  • Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 10/16/2012
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 5.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Barry Webster: Barry Webster’s first book, The Sound of All Flesh, won the ReLit Award for best short-story collection in 2005. He has been a finalist for the National Magazine Award, the CBC-Quebec Prize, and the Hugh MacLennan Award. Originally from Toronto, he currently lives in East Montreal.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2014

    ehhh.....

    The story is over the top drama, so much so that it lacks believability. There is so much drama in one page that it left this reader mentally exhausted. The author depends to much on one metaphor that the metaphor is over used and over exhausted. There is definately better reading material on the market.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2014

    &starf&starf&starf&starf&starf&starf&starf

    Meh

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2014

    Test

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2014

    Test

    &star &starf &spade

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2014

    Heathertail

    Curls up to sleep

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2014

    Tigerfrost to lavapelt

    Book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2014

    Willowstreak

    To all who care, please go to willow res 1 now.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2014

    Goldenpool

    He makes a nest...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2014

    Silverpelt

    Well... ok. Fourth res is warriors den. Ill have to write it down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2013

    Whiteclaw

    He nodded and licked her ear. "Im in hawkclan @ misc"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2013

    Frostfang

    She blinked, her gaze wide. "Then I'm coming with you..."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2013

    Brackenclaw

    "Hello!"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2013

    Jayflame

    Bye bye!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2014

    Jaystar

    Well donr! Its ok. Heathertail will be punished. Now right jow my kits are fighting a excuse me a moment

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2014

    Warriors den-- Northclan

    The warriors den is where the fighters and hunters for the clan shall rest until morning...the den hides in a thorn bush the back of the den hides the nursery in a mass of tough thorns from the warriors den

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2013

    THE GREAT CAVE

    For leaders

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