The Bible Repairman and Other Stories by Tim Powers

By Tim Powers

Collecting darkly extraordinary brief fiction formerly on hand in simple terms in restricted variations, this assortment explores the mysteries of souls—whether they're sacrificed at the top of Mount Parnassus or lodged in a tv cable field. In a Kabbalistic story of transformation, the executor of an outdated friend’s will is nearly duped into housing his soul. In a story of time trip among 2015 and 1975, a tragedy sparked through an angel falling onto a pizza store is reenacted—and the development is only, yet fatally, altered. The cornerstone of the gathering is a postscript to the harrowing novel of the haunting of the Romantic poets, The pressure of Her Regard. as soon as Byron and Shelley separate from of the succubus that claimed them, their affiliate, Trelawny, forges an alliance with Greek rebels to reestablish the lethal connection among guy and the nephilim. lovers of Powers’s well known mystery histories will pride as he deftly weaves an array of fantastical creatures into richly layered narratives of the past.

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She had doggedly taken night classes at Georgetown University for two years, leaving the dishes after dinner and always expecting a fight. Her husband loaded them into the dishwasher舒no fight. Finally, when she was ready to leave, she had to start the fight herself. There is a better world, she told him. 舡 he asked. In the end, though, he had helped her find a place to live舒an older house, on a side street off Florida Avenue, with splintery floors that had to be covered with rugs, and walls that needed to be repapered but that she never repapered.

After a few days, she realized that it would be practical to store his things in the attic and use his room for a study, but she couldn舗t touch anything. She continued to take care of the room, but not every day. Sometimes when she felt lonely, she would go in there and look at all his books in the bookcase. Other times, she would clean the house thoroughly at night, with a burst of energy, as if to make ready for his return. One night after she cleaned, she took some bottles of beer to put in the refrigerator, so they would be cool when she came home from work.

Be serious. Tell me one real dream,舡 Michael says. 舡 Michael lets her go and walks into the living room. He looks out the window and sees Carlos舗s car pull up in front of the walk. He goes out and gets into Carlos舗s car. He stares down the street. 舠Don舗t feel like saying hello, I take it,舡 Carlos says. Michael shakes his head. 舡 Michael舗s mood is contagious. Carlos starts the car angrily and roars away, throwing a curse on a boxwood at the edge of the lawn. Wolf Dreams When Cynthia was seventeen she married Ewell W.

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