The Marriage of SticksThis novel of a woman’s breakdown after a high school reunion has “a wonderful strangeness reminiscent of Fellini” (Publishers Weekly).
Miranda marches into her high school reunion with the confidence of a professional at the top of her field. But inside she is lost, disenchanted with her career, and as alone as a person can possibly be. As a teenager in Crane’s View, she fell in love with unrepentant bad boy James Stillman, and though they never slept together, he thrilled her as no man has since. She returns to her hometown hoping to reconnect with him, but learns at the reunion that he was killed in a car crash years ago. In the weeks that follow, Miranda is haunted by visions of the past. First she sees James, alive and healthy, and more chilling hallucinations follow. Seeking distraction, she dives into an ill-advised love affair that turns darker than she could ever imagine. To find peace, Miranda must learn to walk the razor-thin line that separates this world from the one that follows. This ebook contains an all-new introduction by Jonathan Carroll, as well as an exclusive illustrated biography of the author including rare images from his personal collection.
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“Urbane, cosmopolitan, utterly up-to-the-minute fiction.” —Entertainment Weekly “A wonderful book . . . filled with hope and, ultimately, with joy.” —Rocky Mountain News “Poetic and magical, dense with a wonderful strangeness reminiscent of Fellini and urgent with inklings of horrors around the corner.” —Publishers Weekly
About the author
Jonathan Carroll (b. 1949) is an award-winning American author of modern fantasy and slipstream novels. Hallmarks of Carroll’s writing include talking animals and worlds that straddle the thin line between reality and the surreal, a technique that has seen him compared to South American magical realists. He continues to live and write in Vienna.