A linguist, a lake monster, and the looming shadow of death—news of an unknown creature in the New Bedford Lake coincides with news that Natalia’s cancer has returned.
On the shores of the lake in a strange house with many secret doors, Robert and his family must face the fact that Natalia is dying, and there is no hope this time. But they continue on; their son plays by the lakeside, Natalia paints, Robert writes, and all the while the air is thick with dust from a worldwide drought that threatens to come down and coat their little corner of green.
A lament for what is already lost and what is yet to be lost, Descriptions of Heaven leaves only one question to be asked: What’s next?
Targeted Age Group: adults 21+
Randal Eldon Greene is the author of the novel, Descriptions of Heaven (Harvard Square Editions, 2016). Greene holds a degree in English and Anthropology from the University of South Dakota. His short fiction has appeared in 34thParallel, as|peers, Unbroken Journal, NPR online, and elsewhere. He reads fiction for Heart & Mind Zine and works full time as a seeing eye human for his blind dog, Missy. Greene lives in Sioux City, Iowa. His typos are tweeted @authorgreene and his website is found at authorgreene.com
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