White Apples

Jonathan Carroll

Tor Books

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Vincent Ettrich, a genial philanderer, discovers he has died and come back to life, but he has no idea why, or what the experience was like. Gradually, he discovers he was brought back by his true love, Isabelle, because she is pregnant with their child—a child who, if raised correctly, will play a crucial role in saving the universe.

But to be brought up right, the child must learn what Vincent learned on the other side—if only Vincent can remember it. On a father’s love and struggle may depend the future of everything that is.

By turns quirky, romantic, awesome, and irresistible, White Apples is a tale of love, fatherhood, death, and life that will leave you seeing the world with new eyes.

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Patience never wants Wonder to enter the house: because Wonder is a wretched guest. It uses all of you but is not careful with what is most fragile or irreplaceable. If it breaks you, it shrugs and moves on. Without asking, Wonder often brings along dubious friends: doubt, jealousy, greed. Together they take over; rearrange the furniture in every one of your rooms for their own comfort. They speak odd languages but make no attempt to translate for you. They cook strange meals in your heart that leave odd tastes and smells.

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“Reading Jonathan Carroll is like watching the X-Files or The Twilight Zone if the episodes were written by Dostoevski or Italo Calvino.” –Pat Conroy

“Jonathan Carroll is a master of sunlit surrealism.” —Jonathan Lethem

“Jonathan Carroll creates contemporary romances in the literary tradition of Hawthorne and other masters of the form. Fete him, read his books. See him for what he is—one of our most gifted and intelligent entertainers.” —The Washington Post

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Jonathan Carroll

Jonathan Carroll has written 13 novels, a short story collection, and a number of film scripts. He has won the World Fantasy award, British Fantasy award, French Fantasy award (twice), and the Bram Stoker award. He has lived in Vienna, Austria for three decades with his wife Beverly and immortal bullterrier, Jack the Idiot. 

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White Apples
Jonathan Carroll

Trade Paperback

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
July 2003
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780765304018
ISBN10: 0765304015
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 320 pages
$19.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
July 2010
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429971683
ISBN10: 1429971681
304 pages
$7.99
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