Descriptions of Heaven
Harvard Square Editions
OverviewA linguist a lake monster and the looming shadow of death, news of an unknown creature in the New Bedford Lake coincides with news that Natalia's cancer has returned.
On the shores of the lake in a strange house with many secret doors Robert and his family must face the fact that Natalia is dying and there is no hope this time. But they continue on; their son plays by the lakeside Natalia paints Robert writes and all the while the air is thick with dust from a worldwide drought that threatens to come down and coat their little corner of green.
A lament for what is already lost and what is yet to be lost Descriptions of Heaven leaves only one question to be asked: What's next?