Cloud 8

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Ig Publishing, 2003 - Fiction - 277 pages
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"Mad, fascinating and quite moving . . . a splendid start for storywriter Bailie . . ."--"Kirkus Reviews"

James Broadhurst is killed in a ar accident and finds himself floating towards the great white light. Instead of finding angels and puffy white clouds, he discovers an afterlife that consists of free beer, an evasive roommate and to his astonishment, a job! As James moves through this "heaven" (or hell?), where half the population bears a bizarre and uncanny resemblance to Abraham Lincoln and where his own funeral is the movie of the week, he begins to yearn for something more than what he had in life, and what he now has in death.

Cleveland-based novelist Grant Bailie has created a richly imagined landscape, and a witty and touching rumination on life and death.

 

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Contents

Section 1
19
Section 2
41
Section 3
51
Section 4
94
Section 5
104
Section 6
111
Section 7
127
Section 8
132
Section 14
171
Section 15
178
Section 16
184
Section 17
192
Section 18
201
Section 19
210
Section 20
216
Section 21
221

Section 9
136
Section 10
140
Section 11
148
Section 12
155
Section 13
169
Section 22
225
Section 23
247
Section 24
253
Section 25
274
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Grant Bailie's first novel Cloud 8 was called "mad, fascinating, and really quite moving" by Kirkus, and "tender and introspective" by Boston's Weekly Dig. Grant's work has been selected for honors by the Writer's & Poets League of Greater Cleveland, and in 2005, he participated in the widely heralded Novel: A Living Installation at Flux Factory.

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