Heaven is Small by Emily Schultz

Heaven is Small

byEmily Schultz

Kobo ebook | April 25, 2009

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Award-winning author and poet Emily Schultz offers an immensely readable, funny, and sharp novel about a man who works for a Harlequin-like publisher, and gradually discovers that he has arrived in "heaven." Like Will Ferguson's international bestseller, Happiness, Heaven is Small is a smart, satirical novel from one of our best.

Heaven is Small is the funny, layered, startling, and profound story of Gordon Small, a degree-clutching slacker and failed fiction writer. Gordon is also, we discover in the first paragraph, recently deceased - although this is "an event he failed to notice." When Gordon finds himself suddenly employed at the Heaven Book Company, the world's largest romance publisher, he begins to notice that something is odd: his routines within the company's walls, though familiar in some respects, have taken on a strange cast - stranger than is usual in the average suburban office.

With sly deadpan humour, brilliant insight into the human condition, and exceptionally beautiful writing, Schultz explores what it means to be truly alive only after you're dead.

Title:Heaven is SmallFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 25, 2009Publisher:House Of Anansi Press IncLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0887848400

ISBN - 13:9780887848407

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sarcastic and fun I didn't really know what I was getting into when I started this book which was recommended by a friend. I'm not much for the romance stories (I'm a guy) so I pleasantly surprised with Heaven is Small. This book's savage sarcasm aimed at the formulaic romance industry is fantastic. She absolutely carves the corporate coffee sippers that deserve it while shows compassion and tenderness for the lonely outsiders in office life. All of this with a literary styled story telling plot. You should read this review and know the book will be funny and unlike anything you have ever read before. the author must be a quirky fun sensitive person to write such a beautiful story. This book is a safe bet if you're looking for a new author. Enjoy
Date published: 2010-08-01