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The Illumination (Hardback)
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The Illumination (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 17/03/2011
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At 8:17 on a Friday night, the Illumination commences. Every wound begins to shine, every bruise to glow and shimmer. And in the aftermath of a fatal car accident, a private journal of love notes, written by a husband to his wife, passes into the keeping of a hospital patient and from there through the hands of five other suffering people, touching each of them uniquely. I love the soft blue veins on your wrist. I love your lopsided smile. I love watching TV and shelling sunflower seeds with you. The six recipients-a data analyst, a photojournalist, a schoolchild, a missionary, a writer, and a street vendor-inhabit an acutely observed, beautifully familiar yet particularly strange universe, as only Kevin Brockmeier could imagine it:

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780224093378
Weight: 442 g
Dimensions: 222 x 143 x 25 mm

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Angie at Glasgow Sauchiehall Street

“3.5 stars. Super cool concept but not without faults.”

The bulk of my rating for this book is based on the strength of its concept, which I loved: all of a sudden, all over the world, wounds/pain begin emanating light. The more intense the pain or severe the injury, the... More

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