The Lava in My Bones

The Lava in My Bones

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by Barry Webster
     
 

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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.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781551524795
Publisher:
Arsenal Pulp Press, Limited
Publication date:
09/11/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
File size:
2 MB

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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The Lava in My Bones 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Meh
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&star
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&star &starf &spade
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To all who care, please go to willow res 1 now.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He makes a nest...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He nodded and licked her ear. "Im in hawkclan @ misc"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She blinked, her gaze wide. "Then I'm coming with you..."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Hello!"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well donr! Its ok. Heathertail will be punished. Now right jow my kits are fighting a excuse me a moment
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For leaders