Stricken with cancer, Stanley Moss has few wishes for the time he has left, except perhaps for his son to call him back. But on the day of an appointment with the palliative care specialist, Stanley experiences a boom and a flash, and then, a remarkable transformation. He discovers he can read minds. He can fulfill people’s dreams. He has the strength of ten men. What could this mean? Could it be, as his New Age friend Alok believes, that Stanley’s powers are divine? Is Stanley, a confirmed agnostic, the new Messiah?
-Steven Galloway, The Globe and Mail
God is in the details, after all – in simple, unassuming things like the beauty of a flower, the durability of a marriage. The big deal, The Book of Stanley reminds us, is not that miracles occur, it’s in recognizing them when they do.”
-The Gazette (Montreal)
-Richard Ford, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, author of Independence Day, The Sportswriter and The Lay of the Land.
Stanley is whimsical and droll, offering up such oddities as mythical surly Sasquatches in purgatory and hauntings by a trendy tween-girl … the outlandish events keep mounting. The story of Stanley’s struggle with his new powers is irresistible.
-Quill and Quire (starred review)