By Chris Adrian
The tales in A greater Angel describe the terrain of human suffering—illness, remorse, mourning, sympathy—in the main strange of the way. In "Stab," a bereaved dual begins a friendship with a homicidal 5th grader within the wish that she will by some means lead him again to his lifeless brother. In "Why Antichrist?" a boy attempts to touch the spirit of his lifeless father and reveals himself speaking to the satan as a substitute. within the striking identify tale, a ne'er do good pediatrician returns domestic to keep up his loss of life father, all of the whereas below the scrutiny of an easily-disappointed heavenly agent.
With Gob's Grief and The kid's Hospital, Chris Adrian introduced himself as a author of infrequent expertise and originality. The tales in A higher Angel, a few of that have seemed in The New Yorker, Tin House, and McSweeney's, reveal extra of his unending inventiveness and wit, they usually verify his growing to be recognition as a most fun and strange literary voice—of heartbreaking, magical, and darkly comedian tales.
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