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The Ghost in Love

The Ghost in Love

(2008)
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Welcome to the luminous and marvelously inventive world of The Ghost in Love. A man falls in the snow, hits his head on a curb, and dies. But something strange occurs: the man doesn't die, and the ghost that's been sent to take his soul to the afterlife is flabbergasted. Going immediately to its boss, the ghost asks, what should I do now? The boss says, we don't know how this happened but we're working on it. We want you to stay with this man to help us figure out what's going on.

The ghost agrees unhappily; it is a ghost, not a nursemaid. But a funny thing happens - the ghost falls madly in love with the man's girlfriend, and things naturally get complicated. Soon afterward, the man discovers he did not die when he was 'supposed' to because for the first time in their history, human beings have decided to take their fates back from the gods. It's a wonderful change, but one that comes at a price.

The Ghost in Love is about what happens to us when we discover that we have become the masters of our own fate. No excuses, no outside forces or gods to blame - the responsibility is all our own. It's also about love, ghosts that happen to be gourmet cooks, talking dogs, and picnicking in the rain with yourself at twenty different ages.

Stephen King has said that 'Jonathan Carroll is as scary as Hitchcock, when he isn't being as funny as Jim Carrey.' Jonathan Lethem sees Carroll as the 'master of sunlit surrealism.' However one regards this beguiling original, two facts are indisputable: It's tough being a ghost on an empty stomach. And The Ghost in Love is a triumphant return.

 
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Hardback Editions

September 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: The Ghost in Love: A Novel
Author(s): Jonathan Carroll
ISBN: 0-374-16186-0 / 978-0-374-16186-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

September 2009 : USA Paperback
Title: The Ghost in Love: A Novel
Author(s): Jonathan Carroll
ISBN: 0-7653-2305-2 / 978-0-7653-2305-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

October 2008 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Ghost in Love
Author(s): Carroll, Jonathan
ISBN: 1-4332-4870-0 / 978-1-4332-4870-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2008 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: The Ghost in Love
Author(s): Jonathan Carroll
ISBN: 1-4332-4868-9 / 978-1-4332-4868-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2008 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Ghost in Love
Author(s): Jonathan Carroll
ISBN: 1-4332-4869-7 / 978-1-4332-4869-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2008 : USA MP3 CD
Title: The Ghost in Love
Author(s): Jonathan Carroll
ISBN: 1-4332-4871-9 / 978-1-4332-4871-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

September 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Ghost in Love: A Novel
Author(s): Jonathan Carroll
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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