Cry to Heaven

Mass Market Paperback $7.99

Ballantine Books | Apr 01, 1995 | 576 Pages | 4-3/16 x 6-7/8 | ISBN 9780345396938

  • Mass Market Paperback$7.99

    Ballantine Books | Apr 01, 1995 | 576 Pages | 4-3/16 x 6-7/8 | ISBN 9780345396938

  • Hardcover$35.00

    Knopf | Sep 12, 1982 | 544 Pages | 6-1/4 x 9-1/4 | ISBN 9780394523514

  • Ebook$7.99

    Ballantine Books | Nov 17, 2010 | 576 Pages | ISBN 9780307494221

  • Audiobook Download$9.99

    Random House Audio | Jul 04, 2000 | 180 Minutes | ISBN 9780375418181


Praise for Anne Rice and Cry to Heaven
“Daring and imaginative . . . [Anne] Rice seems like nothing less than a magician: It is a pure and uncanny talent that can give a voice to monsters and angels both.”The New York Times Book Review
“To read Anne Rice is to become giddy as if spinnning through the mind of time.”San Francisco Chronicle
“If you surrender and go with her . . . you have surrendered to enchantment, as in a voluptuous dream.”The Boston Globe
“Rice is eerily good at making the impossible seem self-evident.”Time

Author Essay

I agree with Patrick.  CRY TO HEAVEN is my favorite Anne Rice novel, next to MEMNOCH THE DEVIL.  Anne Rice has a real gift for transporting her readers to a different time and place.  As you read CRY TO HEAVEN, you lose yourself in all the grandeur of eighteenth century Italian life and the otherworldy society of the castrati.

I think I enjoyed this book because it told such a unique story.  Before reading CRY TO HEAVEN, I knew nothing about castrati. Anne Rice takes you deep inside their world, showing you their pain at being shunned as "half-men" and their pleasure at being the adulation of the royal courts and grand opera houses of Europe.

– Jennifer Richards

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