Illumination Night

Illumination Night

A Novel

eBook - 2014
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An exquisitely crafted ensemble piece about marriage, identity, and desire set on the island of Martha's Vineyard In Chilmark, a grandmother imagines she can fly. A reclusive giant feels an immediate kinship with a boy who cannot grow. A wife who never used to worry is overwhelmed by debilitating fears. And a husband who prefers to be alone is drawn to a reckless teenage girl with the power to ruin his life. Over the course of one fateful year, these characters, as vividly drawn and expertly choreographed as any in contemporary fiction, will come together and drift apart as they experience breakthroughs, true love, and epiphanies. Alice Hoffman finds mystery and magic in our everyday world, and Illumination Night showcases her signature talent for endowing real life with the power of myth. It is one of her finest novels, radiant and emotional with a cast of characters you will never forget.
Publisher: Made available through hoopla, 2014.
[United States] : Open Road Media, 2014.
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1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital


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Aug 17, 2017

I'd put this one up there with her better novels. Hoffman writes with keen perception and a style that draws you in.

Dec 10, 2012

I loved this book. The author has a way of saying things that you didn't even know you were feeling until it resonates. Amazing.

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