Hoffman, Alice Illumination Night

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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.

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"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)

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'Daringly mixing comedy with tragedy, and the quotidian with the fabulous, she has created a narrative that somehow makes myth out of the sticky complexities of contemporary marriage... Hoffman writes so simply about human passions that her characters are branded on to one's memory' - New York Times

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