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The Resource Light Perpetual

Light Perpetual

Label
Light Perpetual
Title
Light Perpetual
Creator
Subject
Summary
Named a Best Book of the Year by The New York Times, NPR, Slate, Lit Hub, Fresh Air, and more From the critically acclaimed and award‐winning author of Golden Hill, an "extraordinary...symphonic...casually stunning" (The Wall Street Journal) novel tracing the infinite possibilities of five lives in the bustling neighborhoods of 20th-century London.Lunchtime on a Saturday, 1944: the Woolworths on Bexford High Street in South London receives a delivery of aluminum saucepans. A crowd gathers to see the first new metal in ages—after all, everything's been melted down for the war effort. An instant later, the crowd is gone; incinerated. Among the shoppers were five young children. Who were they? What futures did they lose? This brilliantly constructed novel, inspired by real events, lets an alternative reel of time run, imagining the lives of these five souls as they live through the extraordinary, unimaginable changes of the bustling immensity of twentieth-century London. Their intimate everyday dramas, as sons and daughters, spouses, parents, grandparents; as the separated, the remarried, the bereaved. Through decades of social, sexual, and technological transformation, as bus conductors and landlords, as swindlers and teachers, patients and inmates. Days of personal triumphs and disasters; of second chances and redemption. Ingenious and profound, full of warmth and beauty, Light Perpetual "offers a moving view of how people confront the gap between their expectations and their reality" (The New Yorker) and illuminates the shapes of experience, the extraordinariness of the ordinary, the mysteries of memory, and the preciousness of life
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Spufford, Francis
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Literature
  • Historical Fiction
  • Fiction
Label
Light Perpetual
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:3cb2aad9-af33-4d03-919d-c8309845885c
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781982174163
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Light Perpetual
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:3cb2aad9-af33-4d03-919d-c8309845885c
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781982174163
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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