The Wall of the Sky, the Wall of the Eye

The Wall of the Sky, the Wall of the Eye

by Jonathan Lethem
The Wall of the Sky, the Wall of the Eye

The Wall of the Sky, the Wall of the Eye

by Jonathan Lethem

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A striking short story collection from "one of the most unique and imaginative writers of his generation" (USA Today)

Welcome to the many and fascinating worlds of Jonathan Lethem's striking story collection: A dead man extends his stay on Earth in order to support his family, only to suffer periodic out-of-body sojourns in Hell; basketball players wear suits that lend them the skills of old-time stars like Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain; a couple invites the avatars of all their old lovers to their engagement party as a last hurrah; and every time a man takes a lover, her world begins to unwind, until she loses her place in it completely.

In these and other stories in this collection, Jonathan Lethem, author of The Arrest and The Fortress of Solitude, draws the reader ever more deeply into his strange, unforgettable world—a trip from which there may be no easy return.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780156032483
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication date: 03/05/2007
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

About The Author
Jonathan Lethem is the bestselling author of twelve novels, including The Arrest, The Feral DetectiveThe Fortress of Solitude, and Motherless Brooklyn, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. He currently teaches creative writing at Pomona College in California.


New York, New York

Place of Birth:

New York, New York


Left Bennington College after two years

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Charles de Lint

One thing about Lethem's writing: You're never sure what you're going to get. The seven stories collected here are proof of his ability to deliver the unexpected. They include everything from a future where the dead are brought back if they're needed to support their families, alien creatures that follow around the doomed, a look at near-future basketball that is a harsh indictment of where the sport could end up, and much more. Fascinating stuff.

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