A Better Angel | Granta

  • Published: 02/06/2011
  • ISBN: 9781847083630
  • Granta Books
  • 240 pages

A Better Angel

Chris Adrian

With Gob’s Grief, The Children’s Hospital, and The Great Night Chris Adrian announced himself as a writer of rare talent and originality. The stories in A Better Angel, various of which have appeared in the New Yorker, Tin House and McSweeney’s, demonstrate more of his endless inventiveness and wit, and confirm his growing reputation as a most exciting and unusual literary voice, and a writer of heartbreaking, magical and darkly comic tales.

A gifted, courageous writer

New York Times

He is a lucid, brilliant fortune-teller



San Francisco Chronicle

The Author

Selected by the New Yorker as one of the ’20 Under 40′, Chris Adrian is the author of Gob’s Grief, The Children’s Hospital, A Better Angel and The Great Night. He is a Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist at Columbia University.

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