Light Boxes

A Novel

    • 4.1 • 17 Ratings
    • $9.99
    • $9.99

Publisher Description

A poignant and fantastical first novel by a timeless new literary voice.

With all the elements of a classic fable, vivid descriptions, and a wholly unique style, this idiosyncratic debut introduces a new and exciting voice to readers of such authors as George Saunders, Kurt Vonnegut, and Yann Martel.

In Light Boxes, the inhabitants of one closely-knit town are experiencing perpetual February. It turns out that a god-like spirit who lives in the sky, named February, is punishing the town for flying, and bans flight of all kind, including hot air balloons and even children's kites. It's February who makes the sun nothing but a faint memory, who blankets the ground with snow, who freezes the rivers and the lakes. As endless February continues, children go missing and more and more adults become nearly catatonic with depression. But others find the strength to fight back, waging war on February.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2010
May 25
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
160
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
254.1
KB

Customer Reviews

Hippi-Kat ,

Pass

This is merely a trendy work with lots of imagination but no cohesion or merit. It tries to bridge the gap between children"s book and allegory but fails on both fronts.I really tried to give it a chance, there are brief moments of charm, but unlike the townspeople's battle with February, I had to surrender to save my sanity.

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