The Kingdom of Heaven
The Kingdom of Heaven is a book of eighty-eight short tales about the ironies of modern life. These pieces are as precise and direct as haiku, yet possess as much depth and richness of thought as condensed novels. Quick and complex, mysterious, witty, sad, and bizarre, Gouldís stories explore the cryptic mysteries of modernity with startling clarity and grace.
This is one of the best and most fascinating books I have read in recent years. The stories are miraculously pointed, some of them fables, some of them poems and some of them small echoing plays. The language is precise and the different points of view beautifully clear. What more can one say?
Robin Skelton, author of Zuk
To open this collection at any page is to let yourself into the playfully serious, logically loony world of Gouldís imagination, a world populated with folks you know; as puzzled by lifeís paradoxes as the rest of us. Like so many shards of glass, each of these eighty-eight short fictions refracts the readerís perception in a unique way. The authorís mind is a hall of mirrors that entertains and enchants. Come on in.
Rhonda Batchelor, author of Weather Report
The Kingdom of Heaven: Eighty-Eight Palm-of-the-Hand Stories