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"What if our pain was the most beautiful thing about us?"
From best-selling and award-winning author Kevin Brockmeier: a new novel of stunning artistry and imagination about the wounds we bear and the light that radiates from us all.
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: a world in which human pain is expressed as illumination, so that one's wounds glitter, fluoresce, and blaze with light. As we follow the journey of the book from stranger to stranger, we come to understand how intricately and brilliantly they are connected, in all their human injury and experience.
Title: The Illumination: A Novel [Deckle Edge]
Publisher: U.S.A., Pantheon: 2011
ISBN Number: 0375425314
ISBN Number 13: 9780375425318
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Like New
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 049981
Description: Like New. May have slight shelfwear from storage. The Illumination: A Novel [Deckle Edge] By Kevin Brockmeier (Author) Product Details Hardcover: 272 pages Publisher: Pantheon; First Edition / First Printing edition (February 1, 2011) Language: English ISBN-10: 0375425314 ISBN-13: 9780375425318 Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 6.1 x 1.1 inches
Keywords: The Illumination: A Novel [Deckle Edge]