On the Banks of the River of Heaven presents fourteen stories by
Richard Parks, an "unrepentant storyteller," according to Locus Magazine.
In his third collection, you'll find stories about a ghoul with an identity
crisis; a girl who can be anyone she wants except herself; a woman from heaven
and a man very much from earth; gardening tips from hell; ten aspects of a
goddess all searching for one wayward husband, and many other thrilling wonders.
With his light touch and imaginative storytelling, Parks takes readers into
the past as well as the future, to lands foreign as well as nearby, and from
matters sublime to ones familiar (but never trivial or predictable). One of the
most versatile fantasists of his generation, for Parks it is never style over
the substance (or the other way around) - it is always a seamless melding