Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Excerpt ... The Book of Heaven (2008)

“THE WORLD WAS CREATED WITH A KNIFE AND A PRAYER. The knife you can see well, especially in the late summer nights. Look up after dark; you will see its green jade hilt, the sickle of brilliants that forms the curve of the scimitar’s blade, and the field of red stars sprayed around it, the drops of blood. It forms the topmost section of the constellation called the Murder, though decrees have been issued, as yet with no success, to change its name by compulsion to the Sacrifice. Nevertheless, the true name of this group of stars is the Murder, and there the knife quivers unmistakably at night, lodged where it was flung back into the heart of heaven. Whatever human beings would suppress or refuse to see, the heavens record their true acts and their true dreams in the ineradicable testament of stars.” Patricia Storace, in The Book of Heaven (Pantheon, 2007)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I too LOVED this excerpt, but can find no mention anywhere of the status of its publication by PANTHEON.
Have YOU had any luck?

Friday, November 20, 2009 12:07:00 PM  
Blogger Eric Forbes said...

No luck, I am afraid. Perhaps it has been delayed?

Friday, November 20, 2009 3:06:00 PM  

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