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The Illuminations free pdf A compelling new novel by two-time Booker finalist and internationally acclaimed author Andrew O'Hagan. For readers of Colm Toibin, Ian McEwan, Alan Hollinghurst and David Mitchell.How much do we keep from the people we love? Why is the truth so often buried in secrets? Can we learn from the past or must we forget it? "The Illuminations," Andrew O'Hagan's fifth work of fiction, is a powerful, nuanced and deeply affecting novel about love and memory, about modern war and the complications of fact. Standing one evening at the window of her house by the sea, Anne Quirk sees a rabbit disappearing in the snow. Nobody remembers her now, but this elderly woman was in her youth an artistic pioneer, a creator of groundbreaking documentary photographs. Her beloved grandson, Luke, now a captain in the British army is on a tour of duty in Afghanistan. When his mission goes horribly wrong, he ultimately comes face to face with questions of loyalty and moral responsibility that will continue to haunt him. Once Luke returns home to Scotland, Anne's secret story begins to emerge, along with his, and they set out for an old guest house in Blackpool where she once kept a room. There they witness the annual illuminations--the dazzling artificial lights that brighten the seaside resort town as the season turns to winter." The Illuminations" is a beautiful and highly charged novel that reveals, among other things, that no matter how we look at it, there is no such thing as an ordinary life."

About Andrew O'Hagan

ANDREW O'HAGAN is one of Britain's most exciting contemporary writers. He has twice been a finalist for the Man Booker Prize. He was voted one of "Granta"'s Best of Young British Novelists in 2003. He has won the "Los Angeles Times "Book Awardand the E. M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts

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Author : Andrew O'Hagan
Publisher : McClelland
Data Published : 17 February 2015
ISBN : 0771068336
EAN : 9780771068331
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 304 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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