The Magic Kingdom
The Magic Kingdom
Stanley Elkin

Introduction by Rick Moody

"Among Mr. Elkin's best works of fiction . . . A comedy that cuts so many ways that it leaves us bleeding with laughter." —The New York Times  

Eddy Bale's twelve-year-old son died after a terrible, drawn-out illness. Now, determined to help alleviate the suffering of other sick children, Eddy plans to take a group of seven terminally ill youths on a dream vacation to Disney World. Accompanied by four eccentric chaperones, Eddy and the kids embark on what is meant to be a magical retreat that quickly devolves into a series of disasters when the kids turn out to be more full of life than anyone expected. 

Written with deadpan humor and poignancy, The Magic Kingdom is a striking and honest portrayal of life and death—and the trouble that ensues when one attempts to master either.

Title The Magic Kingdom
Author Stanley Elkin
Introduction by Rick Moody
Publisher Dalkey Archive Press
Dewey Classification 813.54
Title First Published 01 October 2000
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 317 p.
ISBN-10 156478259X
ISBN-13 9781564782595
Publication Date 01 October 2000
Main content page count 317
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $12.95

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