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From the Teeth of Angels (1994)

by Jonathan Carroll

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hile on holiday in Sardinia Ian McGann goes to sleep one night--and meets Death in a dream. It promises to answer any of McGann's questions, but if he fails to understand the answers he will have to pay with his life.

In Hollywood the famous actress Arlen Ford realises at the height of her career that she is lost in her life, and must drop out of it if she is to save herself. Giving up everything, she flees to Europe where she meets war correspondent Leland Zivic. From the beginning their relationship is astonishing and all-consuming. Arlen has been waiting for this man all her life.

And in Vienna the terminally ill Wyatt Leonard suddenly discovers that he has the ability to raise the dead.

How all three of these extraordinary fates converge is the story of Jonathan Carroll's remarkable From the Teeth of Angels, a novel which goes deeper and farther than any of the author's previous work. It is both dangerous and essential.
  bostonwendym | Mar 3, 2016 |
Giving to si cotic ( )
  velvetink | Mar 31, 2013 |
An interesting novel, unusual in a good way. It's about some people who are under various stresses who start having strange dreams about people they've known who died. I am now going to read more Carroll. ( )
  annesadleir | Apr 14, 2012 |
I've enjoyed all of Jonathan Carroll's books. He's one of the very best writers working in "urban fantasy" or "magic realism" or however else you want to label good fantasy that's well-written and has no unicorns. And this is one of his best, and darkest, books. Very disturbing and sad at a primal level--it will haunt you. ( )
  margaretplays | Dec 28, 2006 |
To be honest anything by Carroll deserves to be read and he really is one of my favorites. This was a very satisfying tale that that’s basically told from the point of view of two characters that tackles questions of life and death. A great novel. ( )
  LastCall | Mar 22, 2006 |
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Three people come face to face with Death himself. First is Ian McGann who, while vacationing in Sardinia, meets Death who scars Ian if he is unable to answer questions. Wyatt is a gay man (the former Finky Linky) dying of leukemia who agrees to go to Vienna with his friend Sophie to look for her husband who disappeared. Arlen is a former movie star who gives up acting and moves to Vienna. There she meets a war correspondent with whom she falls madly in love. She, too, must meet and deal with Death.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0385476469, Paperback)

A dying man can suddenly raise the dead...Death  visits a vacationer in a dream, ready to make a  deal...An actress abruptly walks out on her fast-lane  life in Hollywood--and their fates converge in  Jonathan Carroll's daring imagination.

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A surrealistic novel of people's perception of death. Ian McGann meets death is a dream, while Wyatt Leonard, who is dying of leukemia, meets death in a novelty store. As for Emmy Marhoun, three years after being killed she can still be seen walking about, unaware she is dead because she doesn't know the difference between life and death anymore. By the author of After Silence.… (more)

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