• From the teeth of Angels •
While 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.
• Reviews •
"Carroll writes with grace and style, weaving the different strands of his story to their frightening shared climax." – From Booklist
"Flouting the conventions of form in a way horror novels may usually only dream of, Carroll's eighth novel takes him further into the mainstream, where his ideas continue brilliantly to subvert expectations. A gruelling, cleansing emotional journey that asks all the big questions, never skirts the serious issues and cannot be recommended too highly." – Guardian
"Tricky and undeniably high-minded, Carroll's novels demand, and deserve, to be taken seriously. In From the Teeth of Angels, Carroll has fashioned a stark, cunning parable about the excruciating fact of our own eventual deaths. This is a fine and harrowing and beautiful work of fiction. Here's hoping that Carroll's reputation continues to grow."– New York Times Book Review
"Carroll has maintained and even surpassed his earlier heady standards with From the Teeth of Angels. It stands as one of that increasingly rare breed of novels which virtually demands the reader turn back to the first page to re-live the story immediately. Highly recommended." – Interzone
"This tale of death and redemption grabs you by the short hairs and won't let you go. Jonathan Carroll has crafted the ultimate metaphorical tale of life and death, psychic loss, friendship and alienation."– James Ellroy
"Deeply satisfying...a struggle between good and evil as monumental as anything in Milton (with whom Carroll shares an ability to make evil seductively beautiful and intelligent)."
– Michael Moorcock, New Statesman & Society