Quality of Light

Quality of Light

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On the edge of England, four amateur pilots feel their senses awakening. Marcus follows drunks, searching for clues in their speeches. Patrick drives on empty, finding new places when he runs out of fuel. Nicola gives up her old life in order to fly. And Katie, barely out of school, begins seeing things that shouldn't be possible. The Quality of Light is the story of four people who, despite living in near poverty in a vile coastal town, are led to beauty. With an urge to fly, and an ability to see more than other people can, they are drawn together. As a background to this, there is the harvesting of pain that others leave behind - an occult pastime that reflects the themes of the book. Visually stunning, tense and surreal, The Quality of Light is a love story set in a world of helghtened reallsm. It emphatically fulfills the promise of Christopher Kenworthy's eerie debut, The Winter Inside.show more

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 135 x 216mm
  • Profile Books Ltd
  • Serpent's Tail
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 185242656X
  • 9781852426569

About Christopher Kenworthy

Christopher Kenworthy was born in Preston in 1968, but now lives in Western Australia, where his experiences as an amateur pilot served as background to The Quality of Light. His first novel, The Winter Inside, was published by Serpent's Tail in 2000.show more

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'Kenworthy is one of our best and most versatile imaginative writers... His Invention is matched only by his gift for character, his humanity and his ability to draw you, quietly and cleverly into his facinating and original stories. He is a writer of substantial gifts' Michael Moorcock; 'It's a turbulent flight of the imagination that bears all the hallmarks of a cult classic' Nicholas Royleshow more

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