Descriptions of Heaven – a novella
“BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN, QUIETLY SUSPENSEFUL” —Kevin Polman, author of The Extra Key
“Randal Eldon Greene paints his words with every array of colors imaginable.”—Paperback Darling
“Some authors tell great stories with drab prose, and some have striking prose, but no real story. Greene nails both.”
“Randal Greene masterfully created a character who fights in silence, who faces life with her heart and her feelings out in the open.”—Chocolatenwafflesblog
“Greene makes poetry of his prose and commands the page. For that reason alone, it was a joy to read.”—The Underground
A linguist, a lake monster, and the looming shadow of death—news of an unknown creature in the New Bedford Lake coincides with news that Natalia’s cancer has returned.
On the shores of the lake in a strange house with many secret doors, Robert and his family must face the fact that Natalia is dying, and there is no hope this time. But they continue on; their son plays by the lakeside, Natalia paints, Robert writes, and all the while the air is thick with dust from a worldwide drought that threatens to come down and coat their little corner of green.
A lament for what is already lost and what is yet to be lost, Descriptions of Heaven leaves only one question to be asked: What’s next?
********* Published by Harvard Square Editions (2016)
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