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The next queen of heaven: a novel

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"A delight....[A] funny and warmhearted exploration of the sacred and the profane." --Washington Post

"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

New York Times bestseller Gregory Maguire--who re-imagined the land of Oz and all its fabled inhabitants in his monumental series, The Wicked Years--brings us The Next Queen of Heaven, a wildly farcical and gloriously imaginative tall tale of faith, Catholic dogma, lust, and questionable miracles on the eve of Y2K. The very bizarre and hilarious goings on in the eccentric town of Thebes make for a delightfully mad reading experience--as The Next Queen of Heaven shows off the acclaimed author of Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister and Mirror Mirror in a brilliant new heavenly light.

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display_description "As the new millennium approaches, the eccentric town of Thebes grows even stranger. Clocked by a Catholic statuette, Mrs. Leontina Scales begins speaking in tongues. Her daughter, Tabitha Scales, and her sons scheme to save their mother or surrender her to Jesus--whatever comes first. Meanwhile, choir director Jeremy Carr, caught between lust and ambition, fumbles his way toward Y2K. Only a modern master like Gregory Maguire can spin a tale this frantic, funny, and farcical. The ancient Sisters of the Sorrowful Mysteries join with a gay singing group. The Radical Radiants battle the Catholics. A Christmas pageant goes horribly awry. And a child is born. THE NEXT QUEEN OF HEAVEN is Maguire's most imaginative story yet"-- Provided by publisher.
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