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The Illumination (Vintage Contemporaries)

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“Some writers show us the world we live in.  Brockmeier shows us, instead, the one we might live in if only we had a little more imagination.” —Los Angeles Times

 

The introduction, discussion questions, suggestions for further reading, and author biography that follow are designed to enhance your reading group’s discussion of The Illumination. This novel, marked by the stunning artistry and imagination we have come to expect from best-selling and award-winning author Kevin Brockmeier, examines the wounds we all bear and the light that radiates from us all.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307387776
Author:
Brockmeier, Kevin
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Contemporaries
Publication Date:
20120231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
7.9 x 5.1 x 0.75 in 0.575 lb

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What if our pain was the most beautiful thing about us?

 

At 8:17 on a Friday night, the Illumination begins. Every wound begins to shine, every bruise to glow and shimmer. And in the aftermath of a fatal car accident, a journal of love notes, written by a husband to his wife, passes into the keeping of Carol Ann Page, and from there through the hands of five other people—a photojournalist, a schoolchild, a missionary, a writer, and a street vendor. As their stories unfold, we come to understand how intricately and brilliantly they are connected, in all their human injury and experience. With the artistry and imagination that have become his trademark, Kevin Brockmeier reveals a world that only he could imagine, casting his gaze on the wounds we bear and the light that radiates from us all.

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