"You gamble, you believe in luck. Like if you're swimming, you believe in water. Right?"
Robert Marling is on a losing streak. He's a struggling architect with a gambling problem, and a wife who is suing him for divorce. When he meets Heaven, a transexual streetwalker who glimpses the future in her dreams, his luck begins to change -- for better, and for worse.
A tale of chance and weirdness on Auckland's K Road, HEAVEN was made into a feature film by Miramax in 1998 starring Martin Donovan. This new edition of Chad Taylor's original novel has been updated and revised, with new original cover art by Jonathan King exclusive to the ebook edition.
"Deft and economical... Lust, lies and opportunism shape a world where realities are constantly shifting."
-- Metro Magazine
"Wonderfully urban... A formidable skill with words."
-- Evening Post (NZ)
"An adroit stylist with a penchant for the eccentric and the grotesque. Taylor relishes turning over literary stones and observing the creatures which scuttle out from under them."
-- North & South Magazine
"Relentless energy... Exceptionally good dialogue."
-- Stamp Magazine
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About the Author
Chad Taylor is the author of the novels Departure Lounge, Electric, Shirker, Heaven and Pack of Lies. He was awarded the Buddle Findlay Sargeson Fellowship in 2001 and the Auckland University Literary Fellowship in 2003. Heaven was made into a feature film by Miramax, and his novels and short stories have been translated into several languages. His most recent novel is The Church of John Coltrane.