A Slant of Light (Hardback)
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A Slant of Light (Hardback)

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Hardback 368 Pages / Published: 08/10/2015
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Malcolm Hopeton is on trial for his life - he has committed a horrific act that reverberates through the community of the Four Corners as it emerges from the shadows of the American Civil War. Becca Davis has been keeping house for the widowed August Swartout for four years when she receives word that her brother Harlan has been injured in a tussle with the infamous murderer. But when Harlan comes to the house to recuperate, Becca and August are surprised. Not only does Harlan forgive his attacker, but he is ready to stand at his trial and plead in his defence. Soon, Enoch Stone, the local lawyer, comes knocking. Sensing an opportunity to advance his own position, he has taken on Hopeton's case. As the truth behind the violence comes to light and the townspeople become caught up in the events, notions of honour and integrity, theft and revenge will be sorely tested. And they will each come to realise that the world they thought they knew can never be the same again. A Slant of Light is a powerful novel of lust and love, loss and war, prophets and followers: of the moments that shatter our lives and the ways in which they are remade.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408868980
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 690 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm


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Ostensibly about the wounds to the psyche inflicted by war and the unyielding, old-fashioned morality which underpinned rural communities, it is also a subtle and beautifully lyrical meditation on how the truth needs to be dug from beneath the surface * Daily Mail *
There's a spiritual majesty to Jeffrey Lent's work ... Lent has always been as deft with plot as any thriller author, and he expertly spins out a half-dozen narrative strands that weave into a richly textured tapestry of a community no longer unified by shared values ... As always, Lent traces their progress with poignancy and tenderness in some of the most magnificent prose being written today * Washington Post *

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