By Joshua Cohen
"Joshua Cohen has created a visionary novel that's terrifying and heartbreaking and humbling in its luminous brilliance. in my opinion, it firmly areas the writer at the related point as Kafka."—Michael Disend, writer of Stomping the Goyim
"The concept that there are a number of heavens, correct ones and fallacious ones, white ones and black ones, is driven to its fantastical limits by way of Brooklyn author Joshua Cohen in his dream-world novel of the afterlife. . . . Heaven is a tough yet worthwhile learn on thematic and formal levels."—The Brooklyn Rail
"A breathless flight of managed delirium, an exquisitely blasphemous journey of an afterlife the place earth's dominion, in all its terror and glory, trumps the marvelous and overturns the realm to come back. . . . It's a courageous publication that are meant to earn its younger writer the reader's profound and enduring admiration."—Steve Stern, writer of The Frozen Rabbi
When a ten-year-old Jewish boy is exploded on a Jerusalem highway through a ten-year-old Palestinian boy, he wakes up in a heaven nobody in his culture ready him for, a heaven of others. Joshua Cohen's novel stands on the crossroads of a conflicted urban and wordplay that either celebrates and dismantles culture.
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