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Fiction. Illustrated by Michael Hafftka. Being the True Account of a Jewish Boy Jonathan Schwarzstein of Tchernichovsky Street, Jerusalem and his Post-Mortem Adventures in & Reflections on the Muslim Heaven: as Said to Me and Said through Meby an Angel of the One True God Revealed to Me at Night as if in a Dream. "Joshua Cohen has created a visionary novel that is terrifying and heartbreaking and humbling in its luminous brilliance. In my view, it firmly places the author on the same level as Kafka"--Michael Disend.
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Joshua Cohen is the author of the books A Heaven of Others (with Michael Hafftka), THE QUORUM, CADENZA FOR THE SCHNEIDERMANN VIOLIN CONCERTO, ALEPH-BET: AN ALPHABET FOR THE PERPLEXED (also with Michael Hafftka), Witz, and Bridge & Tunnel (& Tunnel & Bridge). He was born in Southern New Jersey in 1980. Currently, he writes for The Forward and lives in Brooklyn, NY.Review:
"The idea that there are multiple heavens, right ones and wrong ones, white ones and black ones, is pushed to its fantastical limits by Brooklyn writer Joshua Cohen in his dream-world novel of the afterlife.... Heaven is a challenging but rewarding read on thematic and formal levels." --Brooklyn Rail, Feb. 2008
"Joshua Cohen has created a visionary novel that is terrifying and heartbreaking and humbling in its luminous brilliance. In my view, it firmly places the author on the same level as Kafka." --Michael Disend, author of Stomping the Goyim
"A breathless flight of controlled delirium, an exquisitely blasphemous tour of an afterlife where earth's dominion, in all its terror and glory, trumps the miraculous and overturns the world to come... It's a brave book that should earn its young author the reader's profound and enduring admiration." --Steve Stern, author of The Angel of Forgetfulness
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Book Description Starcherone Books, 2007. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0978881141