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This is a hell of a book, and one I had never even heard of until recently . . " —Mark A. Gunnells Also by Robert Devereaux Deadweight Walking Wounded Santa Steps Out: A Fairy Tale for Grown-Ups Santa Claus Conquers the Homophobes Caliban and Other Tales Slaughterhouse High: A Tale of Love and Sacrifice A Flight of Storks and Angels by Robert Devereaux A Flight of Storks and Angels Copyright © 2003, 2010 by Robert Devereaux. All Rights Reserved. This book is a work of fiction. The names, characters, places, and incidents are products of the writer's imagination or have been used fictitiously and are not to be construed as real.
Is it June? ” “Great to hear your voice. ” Her forehead felt hot. She imagined that Joydrop could see her cheeks redden. ” “No, he went for a walk. ” June tried to be casual about the news but it disappointed her. She asked after everyone else, said she’d had a great time at camp (which was true), and took Joy’s bemused promise that she’d let Ward know she had called. Her sweaty ear peeled off the receiver. She imagined Joydrop Heartline, a pouch of magic rocks about her neck, giving a girlish giggle at the ways of children.
Said Ward to his invisible companion over chess. ” Seed-words sounded in his ear: Wise old fellow, an agile mind, a fascinating eavesdrop, a born storyteller. As usual, complete thoughts bloomed out of them. Timothy needed the slightest brush of a thought to set the harp of Ward’s mind shimmering with chords. ” As dearly as he loved his grandfather, Ward saw him rarely. There was the traditional night-time celebration twice yearly at Gregerson’s Ice Cream Parlor, him and his mom and Grampa and Joydrop (Gramma’s nurse), when Grampa shipped his latest manuscript to New York.