Reviews & Comments

Brother Carnival is a fiercely engaging literary work. As the author plays with time and character, the reader enters a special world of space and time, almost a quantum universe, where characters can be in two places at the same time—or can they? Laced with an intense investigation into the nature of divinity and deities, Brother Carnival weaves an impressive litany of human weakness into the warp-quest for the divine. These lines define the nature of Our Problem: “I read the monks’ lamentations as the yearning of the consecrated to hoist themselves out of their bones, their flesh, which burdened their souls and hindered them from ascending to another place. I envisioned them dragging their bodies about like veritable crosses.” Visual, suggestive, evocative, this is a novel you read without stopping. Dennis Must finds new borders to cross and new minds to inhabit. Let yours be one of them.” —Jack Remick, author of The California Quartet, Gabriella and the Widow, Blood, et al.

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Illustrations by Rostislav Spitkovsky

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