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The wrong heaven : stories

Author: Amy Bonnaffons
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"In The Wrong Heaven, anything is possible: bodies can transform, inanimate objects come to life, angels appear and disappear. In the title story, a schoolteacher's life takes an unexpected turn when the plastic Jesus and Mary lawn ornaments she buys start talking to her. In "Horse," the story's narrator decides to join her best friend, who is undergoing regular IVF injections, with injections of her own - ones that
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Genre/Form: Short stories, American
Short stories
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amy Bonnaffons
ISBN: 9780316516211 031651621X 9780316516181 031651618X
OCLC Number: 1011188949
Description: 245 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The wrong heaven --
The other one --
Horse --
Black stones --
The cleas --
A room to live in --
Alternate --
Little sister --
Doris and Katie --
Goddess night.
Other Titles: Short stories.
Responsibility: Amy Bonnaffons.

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"In The Wrong Heaven, anything is possible: bodies can transform, inanimate objects come to life, angels appear and disappear. In the title story, a schoolteacher's life takes an unexpected turn when the plastic Jesus and Mary lawn ornaments she buys start talking to her. In "Horse," the story's narrator decides to join her best friend, who is undergoing regular IVF injections, with injections of her own - ones that will transform her into a horse. And in "Alternate," a woman is convinces that all she needs to revive a stagnant relationship is the perfect poster of the Dalai Lama. While some of the worlds Bonnaffons creates are more recognizable than others, all of them are decidedly strange. Hugely funny, bold, and probing, these stories lay bare the heart of our deepest longings and mysteries."--

In Bonnaffon's stories, anything is possible: bodies can transform, inanimate objects come to life, angels appear and disappear. While some of her worlds are more recognizable than others, all of them are decidedly strange. They are funny, bold, and probing, while baring the heart of our deepest longings and mysteries. -- adapted from jacket.

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