Heaven Is Small
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"Moments after his death, an event he had failed to notice, Gordon Small sought new employment." So begins Heaven Is Small, the funny, startling, and profound story of Gordon Small, a degree-clutching slacker and failed fiction writer who finds himself posthumously employed at the Heaven Book Company, the world's largest romance publisher. As it slowly dawns on Gordon that he may have missed his chance for greatness -- and perhaps worse, may be trapped in an airless limbo -- he embarks on a mission that will redeem him, revive his writing career, and bring the monotonous machinery of the afterlife to a screeching halt. With sly deadpan humor, brilliant insight into the human condition, and exceptionally beautiful writing, Emily Schultz explores what it means to be truly alive only after you're dead.
House of Anansi Press, 9780887849565, 250pp.
Publication Date: September 7, 2010