You bright and risen angels: a cartoon

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Penguin, 1988 - Fiction - 635 pages
24 Reviews
Do you know someone who makes you want to shout with joy, turn a flip or fly a kite? Someone who is so great, you even need new words to describe them? That's just how this little pig feels towards his friend who is as great as all of the best things in the world. Rebecca Doughty's playful language and jubilant illustrations add up to a boisterous celebration of love, one that will inspire readers to invent new superlatives for their own loved ones.

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I enjoyed the digressions more than the story. - Goodreads
he's a very tough writer for me to understand. - Goodreads
But god, what prose. - Goodreads
... the contents of speech, for insight.) - Goodreads
Sometimes the prose was distractingly hyperbolic. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Joseph Kay - Goodreads

Jesus christ. I bought this book on a whim, because I liked the sound the authors name made in my head as I tried to work out how it was pronounced (Vohl-man? Vole-man?) and I liked the title and the ... Read full review

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User Review  - David Contreras - Goodreads

The world's a crazy place. And if it were a utopia, You Bright and Risen Angels would've been impossible to make, let alone conceive. So thank God there's at least ten different wars going on right ... Read full review

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William T. Vollmann is the author of seven novels, three collections of stories, and a seven-volume critique of violence, "Rising Up and Rising Down". He is also the author of "Poor People", a worldwide examination of poverty through the eyes of the impoverished themselves; "Riding Toward Everywhere", an examination of the train-hopping hobo lifestyle; and Imperial, a panoramic look at one of the poorest areas in America. He has won the PEN Center USA West Award for Fiction, a Shiva Naipaul Memorial Prize and a Whiting Writers' Award. His journalism and fiction have been published in "The New Yorker", "Esquire", "Spin" and "Granta". Vollmann lives in Sacramento, California.

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