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Vincent Ettrich, a genial philanderer, discovers he has died and come back to life, but he has no idea why, or what the experience was like. Gradually, he discovers he was brought back by his true love, Isabelle, because she is pregnant with their child — a child who, if raised correctly, will play a crucial role in saving the universe.

But to be brought up right, the child must learn what Vincent learned on the other side — if only Vincent can remember it. On a father's love and struggle may depend the future of everything that is.

By turns quirky, romantic, awesome, and irresistible, White Apples is a tale of love, fatherhood, death, and life that will leave you seeing the world with new eyes.

Review:

"[S]howcases Carroll at his poetic, accomplished best....[A] rich and compelling read....[A] wonderful tale that challenges preconceived notions and demands more of its readers than 90 per cent of its competition, regardless of genre." Gabe Chouinard, January Magazine

Review:

"A variation on Carroll's From the Teeth of Angels. Its strong charms grip without quite moving the reader." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"[I]f [White Apples] is your first experience with Carroll, you are in for a literary delight. His style is unique, making the impossible seem probable, mixing satire with a positive message that shows the value of love and the human spirit." Rocky Mountain News

Review:

"[A] classic Carroll romp....The novel boasts its share of the fresh perspectives on life and love that Carroll's fans have come to expect, but readers may finish it feeling a bit like Vincent, more instructed than entertained." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"With...The Wooden Sea, Carroll received the most rapturous and widespread notices of his career....White Apples deserves to make an even bigger splash." Don McLeese, Book Magazine

Review:

"As always, Carroll exhibits a seemingly effortless ability to infuse the common with the fabulous, like a gifted conjuror....While White Apples is not without its debatable missteps...[it's] difficult to imagine reading a better book this year." William Thompson, SFSite.com

Review:

"The author's simple yet powerful prose and his talent for creating characters that seem both unique and familiar make this novel a good selection for most fantasy and general fiction collections." Library Journal

Review:

"Jonathan Carroll creates contemporary romances in the literary tradition of Hawthorne and other masters of the form. Fete him, read his books. See him for what he is — one of our most gifted and intelligent entertainers." The Washington Post

Review:

"Jonathan Carroll is a master of sunlit surrealism." Jonathan Lethem, author of Motherless Brooklyn and The Fortress of Solitude

Review:

"Reading Jonathan Carroll is like watching The X-Files or The Twilight Zone if the episodes were written by Dostoevski or Italo Calvino." Pat Conroy, author of The Prince of Tides

Synopsis:

Now in trade paperback, the new novel by the writer Jonathan Lethem calls "a master of sunlit surrealism."

Synopsis:

Vincent Ettrich is in a tight spot. He has died and been brought back to life to help save his unborn son from evil forces who want to prevent this son from becoming the savior of the universe. Welcome to the surreal and metaphysically massive novel White Apples, now in trade paperback.

Synopsis:

Vincent Ettrich, a genial philanderer, discovers he has died and come back to life, but he has no idea why, or what the experience was like. Gradually, he discovers he was brought back by his true love, Isabelle, because she is pregnant with their child—a child who, if raised correctly, will play a crucial role in saving the universe.

But to be brought up right, the child must learn what Vincent learned on the other side—if only Vincent can remember it. On a fathers love and struggle may depend the future of everything that is.

By turns quirky, romantic, awesome, and irresistible, White Apples is a tale of love, fatherhood, death, and life that will leave you seeing the world with new eyes.

About the Author

Jonathan Carroll has written 13 novels, a short story collection, and a number of film scripts. He has won the World Fantasy award, British Fantasy award, French Fantasy award (twice), and the Bram Stoker award. He has lived in Vienna, Austria, for three decades with his wife Beverly and immortal bullterrier, Jack the Idiot.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780765304018
Author:
Carroll, Jonathan
Publisher:
Tor Books
Subject:
Death
Subject:
Fantasy - Contemporary
Subject:
Pregnant women
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Contemporary
Subject:
magical realism
Copyright:
Publication Date:
July 18, 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.712 in

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Product details 320 pages Tor Books - English 9780765304018 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[S]howcases Carroll at his poetic, accomplished best....[A] rich and compelling read....[A] wonderful tale that challenges preconceived notions and demands more of its readers than 90 per cent of its competition, regardless of genre."
"Review" by , "A variation on Carroll's From the Teeth of Angels. Its strong charms grip without quite moving the reader."
"Review" by , "[I]f [White Apples] is your first experience with Carroll, you are in for a literary delight. His style is unique, making the impossible seem probable, mixing satire with a positive message that shows the value of love and the human spirit."
"Review" by , "[A] classic Carroll romp....The novel boasts its share of the fresh perspectives on life and love that Carroll's fans have come to expect, but readers may finish it feeling a bit like Vincent, more instructed than entertained."
"Review" by , "With...The Wooden Sea, Carroll received the most rapturous and widespread notices of his career....White Apples deserves to make an even bigger splash."
"Review" by , "As always, Carroll exhibits a seemingly effortless ability to infuse the common with the fabulous, like a gifted conjuror....While White Apples is not without its debatable missteps...[it's] difficult to imagine reading a better book this year."
"Review" by , "The author's simple yet powerful prose and his talent for creating characters that seem both unique and familiar make this novel a good selection for most fantasy and general fiction collections."
"Review" by , "Jonathan Carroll creates contemporary romances in the literary tradition of Hawthorne and other masters of the form. Fete him, read his books. See him for what he is — one of our most gifted and intelligent entertainers."
"Review" by , "Jonathan Carroll is a master of sunlit surrealism."
"Review" by , "Reading Jonathan Carroll is like watching The X-Files or The Twilight Zone if the episodes were written by Dostoevski or Italo Calvino."
"Synopsis" by , Now in trade paperback, the new novel by the writer Jonathan Lethem calls "a master of sunlit surrealism."
"Synopsis" by , Vincent Ettrich is in a tight spot. He has died and been brought back to life to help save his unborn son from evil forces who want to prevent this son from becoming the savior of the universe. Welcome to the surreal and metaphysically massive novel White Apples, now in trade paperback.
"Synopsis" by ,
Vincent Ettrich, a genial philanderer, discovers he has died and come back to life, but he has no idea why, or what the experience was like. Gradually, he discovers he was brought back by his true love, Isabelle, because she is pregnant with their child—a child who, if raised correctly, will play a crucial role in saving the universe.

But to be brought up right, the child must learn what Vincent learned on the other side—if only Vincent can remember it. On a fathers love and struggle may depend the future of everything that is.

By turns quirky, romantic, awesome, and irresistible, White Apples is a tale of love, fatherhood, death, and life that will leave you seeing the world with new eyes.

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