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My interest in angels and Rosanne Daryl Thomas (initially under the pseudonym "Prince Charming")ininitially brought me to this book, and I'm glad it did. The story of "Lucille," a Marilyn Monroe look-alike and "Jack," the lonely cobbler with a strange hobby of carving angels is brought. The story of "Lucille," a Marilyn Monroe look-alike and "Jack," the lonely cobbler with a strange hobby of carving angels is brought together by Buddy, a figure colder than, and just as heartless as stone. Thomas creates an almost magical little world in which the three characters operate.

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Roseanne Daryl Thomas. science fiction awards database. The Angel Carver (Random House) - finalist. Total Number of Award Nominations: 1. William L. Crawford - IAFA Fantasy Award - for first fantasy book, juried. 1994: The Angel Carver (Random House) - finalist. This page last updated Monday 13 Apr 2015 at 15:59 PT.

Rosanne Daryl Thomas. Jack Standini of Reliable Shoe Repairs has endured the tragedies life has dealt him to find happiness and contentment carving exquisite angels out of wood in the back room of his apartment

Rosanne Daryl Thomas. Publisher: Random House, 1995. Series: This book does not appear to be part of a series. If this is incorrect, and you know the name of the series to which it belongs, please let us know. Submit Series Details. Jack Standini of Reliable Shoe Repairs has endured the tragedies life has dealt him to find happiness and contentment carving exquisite angels out of wood in the back room of his apartment. He is 40 and somewhat lonely, years having passed since his beloved wife walked down the stairs to the subway and never returned.

Darryl Thomas (May 25, 1965 – March 28, 2018) was an American basketball player and coach from Chicago, Illinois

Darryl Thomas (May 25, 1965 – March 28, 2018) was an American basketball player and coach from Chicago, Illinois. Thomas, a 6'7" forward, played high school basketball at Chicago-area St. Joseph High School in Westchester, Illinois, the same school that Isiah Thomas (no relation) had attended. He was both a McDonald's and Parade All-American in 1983. Thomas was a starter for Indiana University under coach Bobby Knight from 1983 to 1987 scoring 1,095 points.

Published in hardcover to universal acclaim, here is a lyrical modern-day Pygmalion, a fable of delusion, redemption, and love. "What a strange and beautiful novel this is. . . . Thomas writes with a gentle precision of a master, her way with fantasy makes it real; her light touch with realism illuminates the fantasies that swirl through it."--Newsweek.

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THE ANGEL CARVER is a well-written, entertaing novel -- and several of the characters are very endearing (particularly Jack, Lucille and Leopoldine). The author's style is very conversational -- most of the book reads like an oral history, or a talk with an old friend. Thomas is obviously very fond of her characters, but not to the point of painting them in an unbelievable light.
Jack -- 'the shoe man' as he is known in his neighborhood -- is a study in complete devotion. His wife, who left him unexpectedly years before, is still at the center of his heart and his world. His pain at her leaving has remained with him, and he has nurtured it rather than reject it or try to 'get over it'. His life goes on, but she is in his thoughts every day -- and there is always within him a grain of hope that one day she will return. In his spare time, he carves exquisitely beautiful wooden angels -- an entire room in his apartment is devoted to them. They are his secret -- no one knows about them, until Lucille enters his shop and his life, like a gentle breeze of fresh air.
Lucille is at frayed ends in her life. She has no direction, she has no hope of a career -- but she has dreams. On a whim, she decides to color her hair blonde, after seeing a postcard photo of Marilyn Monroe. After this first change, she begins to see that she and Marilyn bear other resemblances, and she begins to accentuate and 'show off' these similarities. She enters a Marilyn look-alike contest and is spotted by Buddy, a computer graphics expert at an advertising agency. She sees Buddy's interest in her as an escape from her to-now humdrum existence, a ticket to fame and fortune. Buddy sees a bit more in her than she realizes.
The character of Buddy is one of the most heartless, mean-spirited, manipulating people you could ever hope (not) to meet. The subsequent and incresing control he begins to exercise over Lucille's life is frightening -- even moreso in that it's all too possible and occurs too often in the world. When Buddy's obsessions collide with Lucille's ambitions and Jack's love and devotion, the tension and suspense build and build until the inevitable climax.
I found most of the novel very compelling -- and, as I mentioned, I especially liked the characters of Jack and Lucille, as well as that of Leopoldine, the housekeeper of one of Jack's neighbors. Buddy was completely reprehensible -- but a necessary element in the story. The chemistry between the characters, and the events imagined by Thomas make for an enjoyable read. The only problem I had was that the ending seemed a little pat, a little rushed. This small disappointment certainly wouldn't keep me from reading another work by this author.
Tuliancel
My interest in angels and Rosanne Daryl Thomas (initially under the pseudonym "Prince Charming")ininitially brought me to this book, and I'm glad it did. The story of "Lucille," a Marilyn Monroe look-alike and "Jack," the lonely cobbler with a strange hobby of carving angels is brought together by Buddy, a figure colder than, and just as heartless as stone. Thomas creates an almost magical little world in which the three characters operate. Her writing style lends to the fairy-tale-esque atmosphere, and the ghosts of the past, that is, Marilyn Monroe and Jack's long lost wife, seem to move in every shadow. The intensity with which Thomas describes the angels makes them appear on the pages, making the story that much more real and sophistocagted. Through this detail are pulled into the neurotic spiral the characters revolve in. My only quam with the book is the high voice in which the story is told with, throughout. A variation in tone would have helped to hold the reader to the story more closely, but instead there is a tendancy to drift away from it. Overall, however. Thomas constructs a tapestry that gives us a little modern day magic to hold on to.
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Humanities
Author: Rosanne Daryl Thomas
ISBN: 0446670545
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Language: English
Publisher: Grand Central Pub; Reprint edition (January 1, 1995)
Pages: 272 pages