"You gamble, you believe in luck. Like if you're swimming, you believe in water. Right?" Robert Marling is on a losing streak. He's a struggling architect with a gambling problem, and a wife who is suing him for divorce. When he meets Heaven, a transexual streetwalker who glimpses the future in her dreams, his luck begins to change -- for better, and for worse.
A tale of chance and weirdness on Auckland's K Road, HEAVEN was made into a feature film by Miramax in 1998 starring Martin Donovan. Since its first publication in 1994 the original novel has been revised and updated, with new cover art by Jonathan King, and is available now on both Amazon Kindle and Smashwords.
"Deft and economical... Lust, lies and opportunism shape a world where realities are constantly shifting."
"Wonderfully urban... A formidable skill with words."
-- Evening Post
"An adroit stylist with a penchant for the eccentric and the grotesque. He relishes turning over literary stones and observing the creatures which scuttle out from under them."
-- North & South
"Relentless energy... Exceptionally good dialogue."
Chad Taylor is the author of the novels Departure Lounge, Electric, Shirker, Heaven, Pack of Lies, The Church of John Coltrane and the short story collection The Man Who Wasn't Feeling Himself.