By Jonathan Carroll
In Jonathan Carroll's surreal masterpiece, Bathing the Lion, 5 those who reside within the comparable New England city fall asleep one evening and all percentage an identical hyper-realistic dream. a few of these humans comprehend one another; a few don’t.
When they wake tomorrow them all recognize what has occurred. All 5 have been at one time “mechanics,” one of those cosmic repairman whose task is to maintain order within the universe and freshen up the messes made either by means of sentient beings and the totally fearsome but inevitable Chaos that periodically rolls via, wreaking mayhem anyplace it touches down—a form of infinitely robust, cruel twister. as the task of a mechanic is grueling and laborious, after a definite interval them all are retired and despatched to various components of the cosmos to stay out their days as "civilians." Their stories are cleaned and new identities are created for them that healthy the areas they visit stay out their typical lives to the tip.
For the 1st time all retired mechanics are being introduced again to responsibility: Chaos has a brand new plan, and it's now not taking a look strong for mankind...