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Lizard Dreaming of Birds

3.75 of 5 stars 3.75  ·  rating details  ·  4 ratings  ·  1 review
Taking a hard look at the consequences of ignoring the rhythms found in nature, this novel focuses on Jubal Siner--an all-knowing antihero who offers freedom from the idea of redemption. Stylistically at home with Cormac McCarthy and Flannery O'Connor, this brooding work puts a twist on classic American literature by delving into a fascinating world of dark magical realism ...more
Hardcover, 218 pages
Published April 1st 2004 by High Sierra Books
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First, the disclosure: I am acquainted with the author. In fact, he is my neighbor, living right around the corner. Inevitably, my experience of the novel combines with my experience of him as a person.

This is a unique spirit quest novel, vision quest as horror story, with an unreliable narrator in one of its characters. There is an omniscient storyteller among the various characters who take hold of the narrative - or is the storyteller impersonating them?

Gist is on to something very powerful:
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