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Pieces of Light: A Novel
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Carroll & Graf Pub
Publication date January 1, 2000
Pages 478
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780786706617
ISBN-10 0786706619
Dimensions 1.50 by 6.25 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.80 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $25.95
§As reported by publisher
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Summary
Seven when he is sent from Africa back to England to live with his eccentric uncle, Hugh Arkwright is long troubled by his mother's disappearance, and returns to his childhood home as an adult to try to find clues to the past
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Hugh Arkwright is seven when he is transposed from a wondrous childhood in the bush of Central Africa to a cold, bleak landscape in the rural west of England. There he is raised by an eccentric uncle whose devotion to theosophical mysticism borders on lunacy and whose dubious charms win from Hugh the woman he loves. Hugh does not accustom easily to loss: Six years after he was packed off to "civilized" England, his mother one day simply walked out of her house in Africa and disappeared into its vast, unmapped lands. And he acquired a ghost.

Brilliantly wrought and vividly imagined, the story of the decorated war veteran and celebrated theater director Hugh Arkwright's return to the sad house of his childhood and adolescence casts modern, so-called civilized values in a startling, visionary light and with an unexpected, staggering revelation unravels the mystery at its heart.

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9780786706617 | details & prices | 478 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.80 lbs | List price $25.95
About: Seven when he is sent from Africa back to England to live with his eccentric uncle, Hugh Arkwright is long troubled by his mother's disappearance, and returns to his childhood home as an adult to try to find clues to the past

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