A Message for Mr. Lazarus: A Novella and Seven Stories

A Message for Mr Lazarus A Novella and Seven Stories From an old house with gingerbread in Vancouver where it is possible to tell the days of the week by the smells drifting from the chocolate factory in the basement to Dresden before the fire storm Ni

  • Title: A Message for Mr. Lazarus: A Novella and Seven Stories
  • Author: Barbara Lambert
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 492
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • From an old house with gingerbread in Vancouver where it is possible to tell the days of the week by the smells drifting from the chocolate factory in the basement to Dresden before the fire storm, Nicaragua during the time of the Sandinistas, these stories take us to places where our senses can expand In a house by the sea, a woman struggles to discover her lover s sFrom an old house with gingerbread in Vancouver where it is possible to tell the days of the week by the smells drifting from the chocolate factory in the basement to Dresden before the fire storm, Nicaragua during the time of the Sandinistas, these stories take us to places where our senses can expand In a house by the sea, a woman struggles to discover her lover s secret thoughts A ferry ride in Canada is taken by an unfaithful wife A failed hero contemplates a final deadly game at harvest time Characters who live in the grip of forces they cannot control cravings, jealousies, obsessions, private terrors look for truth, which lies in wait in dark, seductive places In the prize winning novella A Message for Mr Lazarus , a man flees to a remote hideaway in Costa Rica He keeps nodding off to sleep, then jerking up again And every time he does that lets his guard down he is back in his BMW once again, screaming across the plain of Guanacaste, refusing to be passed even on blind corners, which is how they drive here, everything dry, smoke hazed, the mountains in the east shimmering like dreams and flame trees flashing by, and herds of thin white cattle, and now and then a palm, and in every little village he has to slow for pageants of the Crucifixion In a small hotel he remembers as the most beautiful place in the world, the man remains dogged by luck and all his attempts at ironic self deception will not keep him from an offer of redemption that he might have chosen to avoid.

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