Vonny lives on the island of Martha's Vineyard with her husband Andre and son Simon. Their neighbour Elizabeth, a woman in her seventies, falls from an upstairs window and her granddaughter Jody is summoned to nurse her through her convalescence.
The scene is set for a magical story of love and loneliness, of terror and human frailty, of the mystery and grace of ordinary experience. Alice Hoffman's ability to fuse the domestic and the mythic in a narrative of such gentle yet magnetic force confirms her stature as one of the most gifted of American novelists.
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 149 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 13 mm
"Alice Hoffman hits bulls-eyes on the incomprehension between the young and the old, of the magic and pain of ordinary life. She is erotic and romantic, funny and clever and humane" -- Philip Howard * The Times *
"A beautiful book. Fresh and dauntless" -- Toni Morrison
"Compelling...Illumination Night is a novel of convincing psychological realism" -- Marge Piercy
"An authentic prose stylist of a high order" * Boston Globe *
"A shimmering, radiant tale" * Publishers Weekly *