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Breaking Light

Breaking Light

Steeped in its bleak and beautiful landscape, Mortford is a place of secrets and memories: of bitter divisions and shattered dreams. Returning to this Dartmoor village where he grew up, Gabriel attempts to come to terms with what he lost as a boy so long ago.

Slowly the mysteries hidden in this small community on the edge of the moors begin to unravel. But one of Gabriel’s memories remains sharper than all the others: that of his boyhood friend Michael, the tenderness of their first summers and the violent betrayal that destroyed it.

And, intruding on his self-enforced isolation, the beautiful Mrs Sarobi, meddling Doris Ludgate and the frightful spectre of Jim of Blackaton will become bound in with Gabriel’s search for acceptance and the possibility of love.

In her striking, lyrical prose, Karin Altenberg imagines what it is to be incomplete. Set in this haunted landscape, a mesmerising tale is told of the ways in which something once broken in two may, finally, be made whole.

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 30th June 2014

Price: £12.99

ISBN-13: 9781780877167

Reviews

'I urge you to read this fascinating, beautiful book ... Karin Altenberg's intense, disturbing writing, in which every shimmering sentence speaks the deep truth about all the things that matter ... A gripping and extraordinarily touching story ... A wonderful love story ... Exquisite' Country Life.
Country Life
'An intricately woven back-story about family legacy ... Altenberg has a knack for gleaming description ... Haunting and intimate' Sunday Herald.
Sunday Herald
An intricately woven back-story about family legacy ... Altenberg has a knack for gleaming description ... Haunting and intimate
Sunday Herald
I urge you to read this fascinating, beautiful book ... Karin Altenberg's intense, disturbing writing, in which every shimmering sentence speaks the deep truth about all the things that matter ... A wonderful love story ... Exquisite
Country Life
Marvellous . . . shimmers with beauty and wisdom
Spectator
A gripping and extraordinary story
Michael Holroyd