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The Next Queen of Heaven
Gregory Maguire
Juliette Shapland
Classification : Sff (science Fiction & Fantasy)
Pub Date : Dec 14, 2010
Imprint : Headline Review
Page Extent : 416
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780755377435
Price : 575

About the book

'Reading THE NEXT QUEEN OF HEAVEN is like hanging on to the back of an out-of-control carnival ride - terrifying, thrilling, a once-in-a-lifetime adventure' Ann Patchett; 'Comes alive in many dimensions, many of them funny and slightly bonkers' Los Angeles Times'A delight. . . . [A] funny and warmhearted exploration of the sacred and the profane' Washington Post

Strange events are occurring in the small town of Thebes, USA.

Knocked out by a falling statue of the Virgin Mary, Mrs Leontina Scales wakes up not quite the woman she was before. What on earth are her sons and her foul-mouthed daughter Tabitha supposed to do with a mad mother who speaks in tongues?
Meanwhile, choir director Jeremy Carr needs a rehearsal venue for his gay singing group. Could the Sisters of the Sorrowful Mysteries be his salvation? As the year draws to a close, the Radical Radiants battle the Catholics, a Christmas pageant goes horribly awry, and a child is born...

Frantic, funny and farcical, The Next Queen of Heaven is a modern masterpiece from the incredible imagination of Gregory Maguire.

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Gregory Maguire
Gregory Maguire is a bestselling author who has earned rave reviews and a dedicated following for Wicked. He received his doctorate in English Literature from Tufts University, and has taught...(+)
Juliette Shapland

Rosemary Sullivan was born in Montreal and has studied in Canada, the US and England. She currently teaches at the University of Toronto and is the author of ten books, comprising poetry, biography...(+)