Sleeping in Flame

Jonathan Carroll

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Walker Easterling is a retired actor turned successful screenwriter living in the Vienna of strong coffee, fascinating friends, and mysterious cafes. When he falls in love with Maris York, a beautiful artist who creates cities, his life becomes alive in fantastic and unsettling ways. As Walker's love for Maris grows, his life gets more and more bizarre-he discovers he can see things happening just before they happen, and at the same time feels an incredibly strong tug from his past-so a friend steers him to Venasque, an odd little man reputed to be a powerful shaman. Venasque helps Walker discover and unravel his many interconnected past lives, and it is soon clear that an unresolved conflict from these past lives has resurfaced, and now threatens to undo Walker and Maris's love.

At once lyrical, frightening, funny, and sexy, Sleeping in Flame is a spellbinding tale where reality and fantasy merge in astonishing convolutions of magic and suspense. It confirms that Jonathan Carroll is one of the very few novelists who-by constantly surprising us-give us an entirely new perspective on our world. It is no wonder that he is generally considered to be the most original and provocative novelist of his generation.

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SLEEPING IN FLAME
PART ONESTEALING HORSESCHAPTER ONE1IT TOOK ME LESS THAN HALF A LIFETIME TO REALIZE THAT REGRET IS one of the few guaranteed certainties. Sooner or later everything is touched by it, despite our naive and senseless hope that just this time we will be spared its cold hand on our heart.The day after we met, Maris York told me I had saved her life. We were in a café, and she said this through the folds of a black sweater she was pulling over her head. I was glad she was lost in the middle of that pullover because the statement, although true, made me feel much too brave and

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"Jonathan Carroll has the magic. He'll lend you his eyes; and you will never see the world in quite the same way ever again."
--Neil Gaiman

"Jonathan Carroll is a master of sunlit surrealism."
--Jonathan Lethem

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JONATHAN CARROLL is the globally-praised author of The Land of Laughs and The Wooden Sea.

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Sleeping in Flame
Jonathan Carroll

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Tom Doherty Associates
Orb Books
October 2004
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466820791
ISBN10: 1466820799
304 pages
$7.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Orb Books
October 2004
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780765311863
ISBN10: 0765311860
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 304 pages
$18.99
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