Poetry, Fiction, and Memoirs
by Leading Writers
from throughout the World
“Gladys Swan has written a tough-talking, free-wheeling, high-flying study of ideas . . . ‘an inquiry into the nature of the peculiar.” With a fine irony, Carnival for the Gods places us front-row- center at the greatest show on earth: ourselves.”
Kelly Cherry, Author of In the Wink of an Eye and The Lost Traveler’s Dream.
“Carnival for the Gods is a book of holy and unholy struggle, but it’s not a struggle to read. Swan controls action, meditation, and an impressive number of memorable minor characters that entice the reader to follow the carnival through the exquisitely-drawn desert landscapes.”
“Carnival for the Gods is an artful, curious book, adventuresome and compelling.”
“. . . an enchantment worth the price of admission.”
The New York Times, Charles Johnson, Author of Middle Passage and Dreamer.
“Much of the beauty of Gladys’ Swan’s fiction inheres in her skill at balancing earthiness with cosmic vision.
Sewanee Review Thomas E. Kennedy, Author of In the Company of Angels.
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