A Better Angel

Stories

By Chris Adrian; Lara Adrian
(Picador USA, Paperback, 9780312428532, 240pp.)

Publication Date: July 21, 2009

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A "NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW" NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR
A "NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW "EDITORS' CHOICE

In this inventive collection of stories, Chris Adrian treads the terrain of human suffering--illness, regret, mourning, sympathy--in the most unusual ways. A bereaved twin starts a friendship with a homicidal fifth grader in the hope that she can somehow lead him back to his dead brother. A boy tries to contact the spirit of his dead father and finds himself talking to the Devil instead. A ne'er-do-well pediatrician returns home to take care of his dying father, all the while under the scrutiny of an easily-disappointed heavenly agent. With "A Better Angel"'s cast of living and dead characters, at once otherworldly and painfully human, Adrian has created a haunting work of spectral beauty and wit.




About the Author
CHRIS ADRIAN is the author of Gob s Grief, The Children s Hospital and A Better Angel, which was selected as one of the best books of the year by The New York Times Book Review. Adrian, a fellow in pediatric hematology and oncology at the University of California and a Ph.D. student at Harvard Divinity School, was also selected as one of The New Yorker s 20 Under 40 to watch.

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