By Rachel Cantor
"Cosmic and comedian, choked with philosophy, mysticism and celestial whimsy. either profoundly wild and wildly profound."
--Charles Yu, writer of How to reside adequately in a technology Fictional Universe
In the not-too-distant destiny, competing substantial quick meals factions rule the area. Leonard works for Neetsa Pizza, the Pythagorean pizza chain, in a lonely yet hugely surveilled domestic workplace, answering calls on his proceedings hotline. It's a run of the mill task, yet he likes it--there's a suite solution for each state of affairs, and he by no means has to go away the home. other than then he begins getting calls from Marco, who claims to be a thirteenth-century explorer simply lower back from Cathay. And what do you assert to a caller like that? Plus, Neetsa Pizza doesn't love it for those who burst off script.
Meanwhile, Leonard's sister retains disappearing on mystery missions along with her "book club," leaving him to maintain his nephew, this means that Leonard has to head outdoor. and out of doors is the place the difficulty begins.
A miraculous debut novel in which medieval Kabbalists, infrequent booklet librarians, and Latter-Day Baconians skirmish for regulate over mystery mystical wisdom, and one Neetsa Pizza worker discovers that you just can't store the area with pizza coupons.
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ISBN 978-0-547-42752-2 1. Joan, of Arc, Saint, 1412–1431—Fiction. 2. France— History—Charles VII, 1422–1461—Fiction. 3. Christian women saints—Fiction. I. Title. 6—dc22 2011009146 Book design by Brian Moore Printed in the United States of America DOC 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 For Piki, who kept the faith They promised to lead me to Paradise, for that was what I asked of them. —JOAN OF ARC Prelude In the dream, death is as far off as the mountains. It's a cold, blue winter morning, and she is riding her horse very fast over a field of snow toward a high pine forest, still dim with shadow.
He was helpless, gazing at her as if he could hardly believe he'd made something so lovely. When it rained on Sundays, their father would pick her up and carry her in his arms all the way from church back to the house so she wouldn't spoil the hem of her good pink dress in the mud. "Jehanne, run open the door for us quick," he'd say. " Jehanne hated her sister in these moments, but it never lasted long. It was impossible to stay angry with Catherine. Impossible not to love her. Living with Catherine was like living with Durand's fawn.
Shut it up," said one man. " "Shut up," her father hissed at the animal. " But the bawling only grew louder. Soon the animal was howling like a lost child. Her father rummaged furiously in his pocket. Then he grabbed the creature's curling blond head and pulled it back. A blade flashed in the air, and abruptly the bawling stopped. The calf nodded its head and an apron of blood poured from its throat. Jehanne blinked and looked away. After a moment, the animal knelt in the road. Then it lay down.
A Highly Unlikely Scenario, or a Neetsa Pizza Employee's Guide to Saving the World: A Novel by Rachel Cantor