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By Stanley Elkin

A necessary Elkin protagonist, Ellerbee is an effective husband, an excellent business enterprise, an exceptional recreation who cares enormously approximately his fellow human beings―until he's killed in the course of a mindless liquor-store hold-up. abruptly smote by way of a deity as detached as historical past, Ellerbee is off on a whirlwind travel of a distressingly favourite theme-park Heaven and inner-city Hell―to examine, with his past due coworkers and a marvelously shiny solid of characters, that a lot of what they’ve continuously heard approximately God’s love, God’s wrath, and the afterlife is, regrettably, particularly real.

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