View from the seventh layer.
New York : Pantheon Books, c2008
|描述：||267 p. ; 22 cm.|
|内容：||A fable ending in the sound of a thousand parakeets --
The view from the seventh layer --
The lives of the philosophers --
The year of silence --
A fable with a photograph of a glass mobile on the wall --
Father John Melby and the ghost of Amy Elizabeth --
The human soul as a Rube Goldberg device : a choose-your-own adventure story --
The lady with the pet tribble --
A fable containing a reflection the size of a match head in its pupil --
Home videos --
The air is full of little holes --
Andrea is changing her name --
A fable with slips of white paper spilling from its pockets.
In these three stories, a young, asocial woman remembers the oddly honest things she wrote in her high school classmates' yearbooks and contemplates her scarred life, imagining an escape with an apparition she calls the Entity. A formerly dull and turgid pastor is touched by a spirit that turns his sermons into crowd-pleasers--that is, until he discovers his inspiration is a little less than divine. And a choose-your-own-adventure novel for grown-ups concludes the volume.