Light at Dusk

Light at Dusk

3.5 (40 ratings by Goodreads)
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Will Law, a rising star in the U.S. Foreign Service, mysteriously walks away from his post and, in Paris, falls into the arms of his onetime lover Pedro. When the child of a mutual friend is kidnapped by a Nationalist gang, Will is reluctantly drawn back to the diplomatic world he abandoned. Fighting against a rising tide of French anti-immigrant hatred, the Americans launch a deperate search across the city. In the process, Will must challenge the moral burdens of his past, and in an attempt to rescue the child, he must also find a way to redeem himself. Peter Gadol's novel Light at Dusk ...will not look out of place ...on the shelf somewhere between Joseph Conrad and Graham Greene.--Ben Ehrenreich, L.A. Weekly
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Product details

  • Paperback | 277 pages
  • 127 x 198 x 19mm | 295g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0312280807
  • 9780312280802
  • 2,264,672

Review quote

"Elegant, exquisitely mannered prose; tight suspenseful plotting...Light at Dusk will not look out of place...on the shelf somewhere between Joseph Conrad and Graham Greene." --Ben Ehrenreich, LA Weekly "Light at Dusk...has sinew and heart and a bracing sobriety." --Randall Curb, Boston Review "A spellbinding narrative." --Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Gadol brings you into his story quickly. His prose is lyrical but beautifully spare." --Richard Wallace, Seattle Times "[A] riveting, cinematically seductive tale." --Booklist
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About Peter Gadol

Peter Gadol is the author of The Long Rain, Closer To The Sun, The Mystery Roast (Picador), and Coyote. He lives in Los Angeles, California.
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Rating details

40 ratings
3.5 out of 5 stars
5 20% (8)
4 22% (9)
3 48% (19)
2 8% (3)
1 2% (1)
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