|By (author):||Spufford, Francis|
|Subject:||FICTION / Family Life|
|FICTION / General|
|FICTION / Literary|
|Size:||9.00in x 6.00in|
|From The Publisher*|
From the critically acclaimed and award‑winning author of Golden Hill, a mesmerizing and boldly inventive novel tracing the infinite possibilities of five lives in the bustling neighborhoods of 20th-century London.
"I was reminded of the death-defying bent of two other recent novels-Kate Atkinson's Life After Life and Paul Auster's 4 3 2 1 - both of which share with Light Perpetual a kind of radiant goodness, a sense that the world is a better place for having such books within them…. Light Perpetual's brilliance lies in the emotion and drama it wrings from the ordinary-but profoundly meaningful-experiences of its protagonists." -Financial Times
Francis Spufford is the author of five highly praised books of nonfiction. His first book, I May Be Some Time, won the Writers' Guild Award for Best Nonfiction Book of 1996, the Banff Mountain Book Prize, and a Somerset Maugham Award. It was followed by The Child That Books Built, Backroom Boys, Red Plenty (which was translated into nine languages), and most recently, Unapologetic. His first novel, Golden Hill, won the Costa First Novel Award. In 2007 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He teaches writing at Goldsmiths College and lives near Cambridge. His most recent novel is Light Perpetual.