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The Floor Of Heaven
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A biker's moll, a real-estate shark, a Vietnam veteran who can't forget, an Australian artist fighting drugs and despair in New York... In these four interlinked tales, these vividly drawn characters and their friends, lovers and enemies reinvent themselves as they search for love against a background of passion, ambition, risk, betrayal and death. PRAISE FOR THE FLOOR OF HEAVEN'A rattling good read' JOHN ASHBERY'The Floor of Heaven is a tour de force, a devious and profoundly subversive conjuring trick by a poet writing at the peak or his powers... the book pulses with a curious resonance... reminded me irresistibly of the best moments in Twin Peaks ... a strange lyricism.' ANDREW RIEMER, Sydney Morning Herald‘Stories that are elegantly linked not only by some of the characters but by images and signatures — the swish of tyres in the rain, the hint of perfume ... A hypnotic read.'CARMEL BIRD, Australian Book Review

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Overview

A biker's moll, a real-estate shark, a Vietnam veteran who can't forget, an Australian artist fighting drugs and despair in New York...
In these four interlinked tales, these vividly drawn characters and their friends, lovers and enemies reinvent themselves as they search for love against a background of passion, ambition, risk, betrayal and death.

Praise for The Floor of Heaven
'A rattling good read' - John Ashbery
'The Floor of Heaven is a tour de force, a devious and profoundly subversive conjuring trick by a poet writing at the peak of his powers... the book pulses with a curious resonance... reminded me irresistibly of the best moments in Twin Peaks ... a strange lyricism. - Andrew Riemer, Sydney Morning Herald
‘Stories that are elegantly linked not only by some of the characters but by images and signatures — the swish of tyres in the rain, the hint of perfume ... A hypnotic read.' - Carmel Bird, Australian Book Review

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John Tranter

John Tranter is an internationally renowned poet. His many volumes of poetry include Under Berlin (UQP 1988), which won the Grace Leven Prize, and At the Florida (UQP 1993). He edited the controversial anthology The New Australian Poetry, and co-edited The Penguin Book of Modern Australian Poetry with Philip Mead in 1993, now the standard text in its field. He is the author of twenty books and the founding editor of the free internet magazine Jacket. http://johntranter.net/