By Jonathan Carroll
Nominated for a 2012 Bram Stoker Award and a 2013 British delusion Award: Thirty-eight notable tales from award-winning writer Jonathan Carroll
For greater than thirty years, Jonathan Carroll's writing has defied style conventions. recognized for his novels—including The Land of Laughs, Bones of the Moon, drowsing in Flame, and lots of different compelling and infrequently surreal stories—Carroll has additionally created an eloquent physique of brief fiction. The girl Who Married a Cloud brings his tales jointly for the 1st time. within the identify tale, a matchmaking attempt is going awry and leads one lady to a harrowing second of self-discovery. In "The Heidelberg Cylinder," Hell turns into so overcrowded that devil sends a few of his misplaced souls again to Earth. And in "Alone Alarm," a guy is abducted through a number of models of himself. by means of turns haunting, melancholic, and spell binding, Carroll's richly layered tales light up common stories, passions, and griefs. defined by way of NPR's Alan Cheuse as "so richly imaginitive, so intellectually daring," The girl Who Married a Cloud is key examining for Carroll enthusiasts and short-story enthusiasts alike.
This e-book comprises an specific illustrated biography of the writer together with infrequent pictures from his own assortment.
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Extra resources for The Woman Who Married a Cloud: The Collected Short Stories
I was delighted to be watching players from other leagues strut their stuff. Back then, we didn’t have Sky and access to watching Premier League games, so Italian Serie A on Channel 4 took over for me and I grew to love that league. When I was eleven I moved on from Olga Primary to The Blessed John Roche Roman Catholic School in Upper North Street, Poplar. Blessed John Roche was not my mum’s first choice, which was Cardinal Pole, another Catholic school, though we weren’t a Catholic family. My mum was looking for a school with high standards and discipline and found one two miles from my home, near Chrisp Street Market, so I’d get the number 8 or D6 bus there and back.
We were there to acclimatize ourselves to the hot conditions we’d face when we came to the real test: Portugal, hosts of Euro 2004. In Sardinia I got to know some of the England players as people. Off the pitch, Gary Neville was a bit of a character. He had an older head with a mature attitude. He could be opinionated, but always for the benefit of the team. If he saw something needed saying to the coach, on behalf of all the players he’d be the one to say it. Any problems, whether with the hotel or training pitch, he’d be one to raise them.
So, following suit, in the first year I did well and got good grades. And in the school orchestra I was selected to play cello, probably because, though I felt very small compared to the older boys, I was a big lad as a youngster and could take it home to practise. I was pleased to put the cello between my legs and enjoyed playing it, taking part and blending into school concerts, but not so much lugging it home and back to school again. It was all a new level of learning for me. The thing was, though, that the lads I had most in common with were the ones who played football at breaktime.
The Woman Who Married a Cloud: The Collected Short Stories by Jonathan Carroll