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A Better Angel

A Better Angel

(2008)
A collection of stories by

 
The stories in A Better Angel describe the terrain of human suffering - illness, regret, mourning, sympathy - in the most unusual of ways. In 'Stab,' a bereaved twin starts a friendship with a homicidal fifth grader in the hope that she can somehow lead him back to his dead brother. In 'Why Antichrist?' a boy tries to contact the spirit of his dead father and finds himself talking to the Devil instead. In the remarkable title story, a ne'er do well pediatrician returns home to take care of his dying father, all the while under the scrutiny of an easily-disappointed heavenly agent.

With Gob's Grief and The Children's Hospital, Chris Adrian announced himself as a writer of rare talent and originality. The stories in A Better Angel, some of which have appeared in The New Yorker, Tin House, and McSweeney's, demonstrate more of his endless inventiveness and wit, and they confirm his growing reputation as a most exciting and unusual literary voice - of heartbreaking, magical, and darkly comic tales.

 
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Hardback Editions

August 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: A Better Angel: Stories
Author(s): Chris Adrian
ISBN: 0-374-28990-5 / 978-0-374-28990-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

June 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: A Better Angel
Author(s): Chris Adrian
ISBN: 1-84708-498-2 / 978-1-84708-498-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Granta Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2011 : UK Paperback
Title: A Better Angel
Author(s): Chris Adrian
ISBN: 1-84708-185-1 / 978-1-84708-185-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Granta Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

July 2009 : USA Paperback
Title: A Better Angel: Stories
Author(s): Chris Adrian
ISBN: 0-312-42853-7 / 978-0-312-42853-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

June 2011 : UK Kindle edition
Title: A Better Angel
Author(s): Chris Adrian
Publisher: Granta Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


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