When we all get to heaven --I thought I heard the shuffle of angels' feet --The eternal glory that Is ham hocks --Ain't no sunshine -- Ezekiel saw the wheel --Mamiwata --Resurrection hardware; or, lard & promises --The acts of Velmajean Swearington Hoyt and the New City of God --Now why come that es? --God's gonna trouble the water; or, where is Marisol?
"Ten heavenly stories that chronicle ineffable events in ordinary lives. When Randall Kenan's first collection was published, The New York Times called it "nothing short of a wonder-book." With comparable inventiveness but seasoned by maturity and shot through with humor, his second collection, If I Had Two Wings, riffs on the human relationship with the transcendent. Rooted in Kenan's fictional territory of Tims Creek, NC, this book also travels to more "sophisticated" places, as these ten stories chronicle ineffable events in ordinary lives..."--Provided by publisher