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A New York Times Notable Book of 2001

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From the moment a three-legged dog limps into the life of Police Chief Frannie McCabe and drops dead at his feet, McCabe finds himself in a new world of disturbing miracles. His small town of Crane's View, New York, has long been a haven of harmony and comfort — but now he finds himself afflicted by the inexplicable, by omens that converge to throw his life into doubt. And what he does over the next few days may have consequences for the whole world...

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"Jonathan Carroll is a cult waiting to be born." Pat Conroy, author of The Prince of Tides

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"Although the story's resolution is weaker than its buildup, this wonderfully offbeat novel will further augment Carroll's growing reputation as the pop writer's pop writer." Publishers Weekly

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"Jonathan Carroll is a master of sunlit surrealism — his beguiling, impossible novels are like Frank Capra films torn open to reveal the Philip K. Dick or Julio Cortazar mechanisms ticking away at their cores. The Wooden Sea is one of his funniest, strangest, and most melancholy offerings." Jonathan Lethem, author of Motherless Brooklyn

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"Jonathan Carroll has the magic. He'll lend you his eyes, and you'll never see the world in quite the same way again." Neil Gaiman, author of American Gods and creator of The Sandman

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"Jonathan Carroll is as scary as Hitchcock, when he isn't being as funny as Jim Carrey. If you've never read this wonderful fantasist, buy this book. You'll stay up all night and thank me in the morning." Stephen King, author of The Stand

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"Poignant, wise, and wildly weird....Utterly engaging characters, and a serious sense of fun." Entertainment Weekly

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"A quirky piece of intelligent pop that is also surprisingly moving." The New Yorker

Synopsis:

From the moment a three-legged dog limps into the life of Police Chief Frannie McCabe and drops dead at his feet, McCabe finds himself in a new world of disturbing miracles. His small town of Crane's View, New York has long been a haven of harmony and comfort--but now he finds himself afflicted by the inexplicable, by omens that converge to throw his life into doubt. And what he does over the next few days may have consequences for the whole world . . . .

About the Author

Jonathan Carroll's works have been translated into seventeen languages and are bestsellers in Europe. His first novel, the now-classic The Land of Laughs, is being re-released by Tor Books along with The Wooden Sea. Among his most recent works are The Marriage of Sticks, From the Teeth of Angels, and Kissing the Beehive. Carroll was born and raised in the suburbs of New York City but now lives in Vienna, Austria.

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Carolyn, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by Carolyn)
Blending elements of fantasy, fiction, and spirituality, Jonathan Carroll weaves a philosophical tale about love, loss, and memory.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780765300133
Author:
Carroll, Jonathan
Publisher:
Tor Books
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
Dogs
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Fantasy - Contemporary
Subject:
Police chiefs
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
magical realism
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st paperback ed.
Edition Description:
First
Series Volume:
107-375
Publication Date:
February 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.682 in

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Product details 304 pages Tor Books - English 9780765300133 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Jonathan Carroll is a cult waiting to be born."
"Review" by , "Although the story's resolution is weaker than its buildup, this wonderfully offbeat novel will further augment Carroll's growing reputation as the pop writer's pop writer."
"Review" by , "Jonathan Carroll is a master of sunlit surrealism — his beguiling, impossible novels are like Frank Capra films torn open to reveal the Philip K. Dick or Julio Cortazar mechanisms ticking away at their cores. The Wooden Sea is one of his funniest, strangest, and most melancholy offerings."
"Review" by , "Jonathan Carroll has the magic. He'll lend you his eyes, and you'll never see the world in quite the same way again."
"Review" by , "Jonathan Carroll is as scary as Hitchcock, when he isn't being as funny as Jim Carrey. If you've never read this wonderful fantasist, buy this book. You'll stay up all night and thank me in the morning."
"Review" by , "Poignant, wise, and wildly weird....Utterly engaging characters, and a serious sense of fun."
"Review" by , "A quirky piece of intelligent pop that is also surprisingly moving."
"Synopsis" by ,
From the moment a three-legged dog limps into the life of Police Chief Frannie McCabe and drops dead at his feet, McCabe finds himself in a new world of disturbing miracles. His small town of Crane's View, New York has long been a haven of harmony and comfort--but now he finds himself afflicted by the inexplicable, by omens that converge to throw his life into doubt. And what he does over the next few days may have consequences for the whole world . . . .

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