The Woman Who Married a Cloud: The Collected Short Stories of Jonathan Carroll

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2012 596 p. 1st Limited Edition hardcover from Subterranean, 2012. SIGNED BY JONATHAN CARROLL! 350 numbered copies produced, this is one of a very small number marked "PC". NEW ... IN DJ, UNREAD. Ryder Carroll jacket art. Read more Show Less

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Burton 2012 Hardcover Deluxe Hardcover Edition Fine in fine jacket 596pp. 8vo. Signed by the author on a Limited Edition page, this being copy #208 of 350 copies. Beautiful ... black leather binding with silver gilt lettering on the spine. As a novelist Carroll has written "The Land of Laughs, " "Bones of the Moon, " "Sleeping in Flame, " and "A Child Across the Sky." Book contains 38 stories written over a 30-year-long career, several appearing here in print for the first time. Book is tight, clean, unmarked, and unread. Jacket is Brodart protected. Read more Show Less

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Like a capricious god who bestows grace erratically, Carroll (The Ghost in Love) entangles characters in the mysteries of love and forgiveness throughout this weighty collection of 37 of his shorter works. No sure path to happiness or redemption is provided in a world where listening attentively can be a sign of divinity (“Uh-Oh City”) or of negation (“Learning to Leave”). Memory is fickle and remembering the small details can be a blessing (“Vedran”), a curse (“Water Can’t Be Nervous”), or both together (“The Great Walt of China”). Carroll’s stories feature irruptions of the preternatural into the routine, where it challenges his ordinary characters to believe in themselves and their desires, hiding its sting under the silliness of an imaginary friend like “Mr. Fiddlehead” or a Hollywood icon in “The Jane Fonda Room.” The collection’s completeness is its downfall; it’s hard to take much of Carroll’s strong voice in one sitting, and the repetition of themes, metaphors, and images eventually becomes wearying. Agent: Richard Parks, the Richard Parks Agency. (Aug.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596064942
  • Publisher: Subterranean Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/2012
  • Edition description: Deluxe
  • Pages: 600
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Mr Fiddlehead 11

Uh-Oh City 27

Second Snow 87

The Fall Collection 93

Friend's Best Man 101

The Sadness of Detail 123

Waiting to Wave 137

The Jane Fonda Room 143

A Quarter Past You 149

My Zoondel 157

Learning to Leave 167

The Panic Hand 175

A Bear in the Mouth 187

Postgraduate 197

Tired Angel 205

The Dead Love You 211

Florian 227

The Life of My Crime 233

A Wheel in the Desert, the Moon on Some Swings 247

A Flash in the Pants 261

Black Cocktail 275

Crimes of the Face 335

Fish in a Barrel 341

A Gravity Thief 353

The Great Walt of China 367

The Stolen Church 377

Alone Alarm 387

Asleep in Wolf's Clothing 399

The Language of Heaven 417

The Heidelberg Cylinder 423

Elizabeth Thug 475

Home on the Rain 487

Vedran 509

Water Can't Be Nervous 519

East of Furious 531

Nothing to Declare 551

Let the Past Begin 563

The Woman Who Married a Cloud 579

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