The Last Temptation of Clarence Odbody by John Jughead PiersonThe Last Temptation of Clarence Odbody by John Jughead Pierson

The Last Temptation of Clarence Odbody

byJohn Jughead Pierson

Paperback | October 7, 2011

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What if George Bailey wasn't saved by his guardian angel, Clarence Odbody, on that snowy Christmas Eve in Bedford Falls? This reimagining of the beloved Frank Capra classicIt's a Wonderful Life (and the Phillip Van Doren Stern story that inspired it) tells the story of Bedford Falls and its inhabitants after the death of their drama's central character.The Last Temptation of Clarence Odbody restores the dark undercurrent of the Van Doren Stern's short story 'The Greatest Gift' to the uplifting plot of Capra's film, and explores how the familiar characters in it might respond to the dire circumstances created by George Bailey's disappearance from their lives. The paths of an introspective cab driver, a ruthless henchman, and a wayward daughter collide nearly twenty years later in the town that defined their reputations for better or for worse.
Title:The Last Temptation of Clarence OdbodyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.32 inPublished:October 7, 2011Publisher:Agate PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:098156433X

ISBN - 13:9780981564333


Editorial Reviews

ADVANCE PRAISE FORTHE LAST TEMPTATION OF CLARENCE ODBODY:John Jughead Pierson's strength as an artist is his seemingly endless ability to find new worlds of meaning in the simplest, most familiar ingredients - it used to be three chords and an attitude; in this new book, it is a plot we all think we know and are sick to death of - and, thanks to his passion, humor, and soul, make it all seem utterly fresh, absolutely vital, and like something we cannot live without. It was a joy to read." - Jim DeRogatis, rock critic, author, co-host,Sound Opinions"I've always loved John's mind. Almost more than John himself. It's a mind that you can trust and be fdascinated by what it makes his mouth say and his body do. You won't be disappointed by this fascinating piece of work." - Dino Stamatopolous, writer forMr. Show,Morel Orel,Mary Shelley's Frankenhole, and NBC'sCommunityPRAISE FORINCOMPLETE PHILOSOPHY OF HOPE AND NONTHINGS:"A fiendishly smart writer... intelligent and provocative." -The Chicago Tribune"Like the best plays of Ionesco, Albee, and Pirandello, Ian Pierce merely hints at the deepest level of truth." - Justin Hayford,Chicago Reader"Pierce is determined to fashion dense, cryptic works that confound as much as they enlighten us." - Nick Green,Chicago ReaderPRAISE FORWEASELS IN A BOX:"ReadingWeasels In A Box is time well spent in the company of the quirky, intelligent, funny, talented, eccentric man who plays a mean underwater guitar. You won't regret or forget it. Trust me." - Graham Rae,The New Review"Weasels in a Box is revealing, compelling, and a flat out fun time for all to enjoy." - Denis Sheehan,Askew Reviews "