Flights of Angels by Ellen Gilchrist

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Twenty new hilarious adventures of unforgettable characters. Employing characters new & old, with Gilchrist's perfect ear & voice for the language & her perfect eye for our foibles, she has created a world that rocks with laughter while bathing in tears.

About Ellen Gilchrist

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She is the author of 16 works of fiction, including the story collection Victory Over Japan, which won the National Book Award & most recently, The Cabal & Other Stories. She lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Ocean Springs, Mississippi & New Orleans, Louisiana.
Published September 18, 1998 by Little, Brown and Company. 336 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Gilchrist slings adjectives with abandon (“fine young smooth thick golden beloved skin”), and the impact of a tough, uncompromising lie about Aurora’s decision to have an abortion (“The Triumph of Reason”) is blunted—for the attentive reader—by the fact that the subsequent linked story is dated t...

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