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Man in the Dark

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September 2008

Beschreibung

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Seventy-two-year-old August Brill is recovering from a car accident. Plagued by insomnia, he tries to push back thoughts of things he would prefer to forget - his wife's recent death and the horrific murder of his granddaughter's boyfriend, Titus - by telling himself stories. He imagines a parallel world in which America is not at war with Iraq but with itself. In this other America the twin towers did not fall, and the 2000 election results led to secession, as state after state pulled away from the union, and a bloody civil war ensued. Brill gradually opens up to his granddaughter, recounting the story of his marriage and confronting the grim reality of Titus's death. Man in the Dark is a novel of our time, a book that forces us to confront the blackness of night whilst also celebrating the existence of ordinary joys in a brutal world.
EAN: 9780571246144
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Faber And Faber Ltd.
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2008
Seitenanzahl: 320 Seiten
Format: epub eBook
Kopierschutz: Adobe DRM
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