Thirty-eight extraordinary stories from award-winning author Jonathan Carroll.
For more than 30 years, Jonathan Carroll’s writing has defied genre conventions. Known for his novels—including The Land of Laughs, Bones of the Moon, Sleeping in Flame, and many other compelling and often surreal stories—Carroll has also created an eloquent body of short fiction. The Woman Who Married a Cloud brings his stories together for the first time. In the title story, a matchmaking effort goes awry and leads one woman to a harrowing moment of self-discovery. In "The Heidelberg Cylinder", Hell becomes so overcrowded that Satan sends some of his lost souls back to Earth. And in "Alone Alarm", a man is kidnapped by multiple versions of himself.
By turns haunting, melancholic, and enchanting, Carroll’s richly layered stories illuminate universal experiences, passions, and griefs. Described by NPR’s Alan Cheuse as "so richly imaginative, so intellectually daring," The Woman Who Married a Cloud is essential for Carroll fans and short-story lovers alike.
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Wonderful stories, exceptionally read.
Yes, because the narration is so good that it would be a great introduction to the audiobook experience, plus the stories are great.
The tangerine moment.
Bloodworth is simply brilliant. Every nuance is perfectly captured and it all sounds so natural. Amazing performance.
No. I buy short stories so that I can dip in and out whenever the fancy takes me.
This is a first class selection of fairly off-beat stories with a great deal of originality. I can't recall having come across anything similar but it certainly makes me want to read more by this author.
- A E WHYTE
Very enjoyable collection