Breaking Light

Breaking Light

Book - 2016
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Steeped in its bleak and beautiful landscape, Mortford is a place of secrets and memories, of bitter divisions and shattered dreams. Returning to this Dartmoor village where he grew up, Gabriel attempts to come to terms with what he lost as a boy so long ago.

Slowly the mysteries hidden in this small community on the edge of the moors begin to unravel. But one of Gabriel's memories remains sharper than all the others: that of his boyhood friend Michael, the tenderness of their first summers and the violent betrayal that destroyed it.

And, intruding on his self-enforced isolation, the beautiful Mrs Sarobi, meddling Doris Ludgate, and the frightful specter of Jim of Blackaton will become bound in with Gabriel's search for acceptance and the possibility of love.

In her striking, lyrical prose, Karin Altenberg imagines what it is to be incomplete. Set in this haunted landscape, a mesmerizing tale is told of the ways in which something once broken in two may, finally, be made whole.
Publisher: New York : Quercus, 2016.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781681444598
Branch Call Number: ALT
Characteristics: 303 pages ;,24 cm


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Mar 17, 2016

Two young boys are badly bullied; a life-changing trauma for one; an overwhelming sense of having betrayed his friend by the other. The latter returns to the village of their youth many years later to find some form of resolution. The book seems a little long and drawn out, but is still a worthwhile read.

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