Paul Watkins Promise of Light

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Promise of Light

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The year is 1921. Ben Sheridan, a young American, sets out for Ireland to track down his true family, and walks straight into the savagery of the Black-and-Tan war. The Promise of Light is an unforgettable novel of action, a remarkable study of youth, and a work of immense literary distinction by one of Britain's finest young writers.

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Paul Watkins was born in 1964. He is the son of Welsh parents and was educated at the Dragon School, at Eton and at Yale. His novels include Night Over Day Over Night, Calm at Sunset, Calm at Dawn, In the Blue Light of African Dreams, The Promise of Night, Archangel, The Story of My Disappearance and The Forger. He has also written about his experiences at public school, in Stand Before Your God. He was shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize in 1992 and 1996, and won the Winifred Holtby Prize for Best Regional Novel of the Year in 1996. He lives in the USA.

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Further confirming his literary talent, versatility and skill for adventure writing of a high order, Watkins ( In the Blue Light of African Dreams ) shows a mature grasp of his craft in this stunning odyssey of a young man's coming-of-age under brutal circumstances. In 1921, flush with his new job as a banker, young Ben Sheridan returns to his home on Jamestown Island off Rhode Island in time to see a spectacular conflagration in which his father, the island's fire chief, is injured. A routine blood transfusion results in tragedy: his father is poisoned by Ben's blood, and dies leaving a mysterious message and indisputable evidence that Ben is not his real child. With the help of the parish priest, Ben goes to Ireland to try to solve the riddle of his real paternity. From the moment he arrives in the country village of Lahinch he is thrust into the merciless battle between the IRA forces and the British Tans, a bloody war of attrition that leads to a series of suspenseful confrontations in which Ben is involved. Though at first he feels trapped, Ben soon realizes that he is bound by loyalty and by ironic circumstance to these hard-pressed, desperate people. Watkins spins his beautifully researched story in compact, tensile and metaphorically charged prose, vivid with images that tie the protagonist's psychological perceptions with the natural world. The portrayal of the brutal realities of the Irish fight for independence is unflinchingly honest and powerful, electrified by scenes of hand-to-hand combat whose veracity leaps from the page through small details and psychological insights. The behavior of ordinary villagers--some turned secret, heroic soldiers, some cooperating with the enemy--is underscored both by the futility of the long struggle and by its necessity. The only flaw in this remarkable novel is a series of scenes in Rhode Island at the time of Ben's father's death. Here the plotting and the dialogue ring false--a curious lapse in an otherwise impeccable narrative. The reader is urged to read those 50-odd pages with a suspension of judgment; once they are past, the novel hurtles along with jolting surprises and a breathtaking immediacy.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Descrizione libro FABER FABER, United Kingdom, 1993. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Main. Language: N/A. Brand New Book. In 1921, on an island off the New England coast, Ben Sheridan is settling down as a clerk at a small local bank. Across the bay at Newport, the roaring 1920s are just beginning to roar. When, through an accident, Sheridan finds out he is adopted he begins a quest to discover his true identity. Codice libro della libreria AA99780571169436

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Descrizione libro Faber and Faber. Condizione libro: New. In 1921, on an island off the New England coast, Ben Sheridan is settling down as a clerk at a small local bank. Across the bay at Newport, the roaring 1920s are just beginning to roar. When, through an accident, Sheridan finds out he is adopted he begins a quest to discover his true identity. Num Pages: 224 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 126 x 198 x 16. Weight in Grams: 178. . 1993. New edition. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Codice libro della libreria V9780571169436

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