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Título: The Light of Common Day
Editorial: Doubleday, New York
Año de publicación: 1997
Condición del libro: Fine
Condición de la sobrecubierta: Dust Jacket Included
Ejemplar firmado: Signed Note By the Author
Edición: First Edition.
292p. Half cloth, paper-covered boards. A fine copy, in a fine d.j. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. N° de ref. de la librería 014972
Sinopsis: In The Weight of Love--chosen by Publishers Weekly as one of the Best Books of 1995--John Herman dazzled readers with his stunning look into the contradictions and tragedies of modern love. Now he uses his same powers of language and observation in a spellbinding evocation of that most universal of human journeys, adolescence.
It is spring, 1962. Paul Werth, a junior at Highgate Academy, is smart, well-adjusted, adept at school and sports. But beneath the surface lie stresses and strains that threaten to tear him apart, the most disruptive of which is the death of his father the year before. Still coping with that loss, Paul must find his way among uncertain friends, the pressures of school, the aches of the heart, and a growing scandal over drugs. His loyalties may be dangerously misplaced, and the girl he thinks he loves has secrets that poison their relationship. Without the guidance of his father, with whom he shared a close bond, Paul struggles to bring his perceptions into line with the actualities of common day.
Faithfully capturing the feel of adolescence-its quicksilver changes of mood, its sense of the imminent amidst the ordinary-- The Light of Common Day is a hypnotic, moving novel sure to enlarge John Herman's already growing reputation.
Críticas: Imagine a lifetime of relative security shattered in an instant. This is the situation facing young Paul Werth in John Hermann's The Light of Common Day. Growing up in an upper middle-class suburban family in the late 1950s failed to prepare Paul or his younger brother, Matt, for their father's sudden death during Paul's sophomore year in prep school. A year later, Paul still can't catch his balance. Now a junior, Paul must somehow draw strength from the memory of his father as he struggles to cope with the suicide of a fellow student, an unrequited crush on the wrong girl, and a dangerous new friendship. But life is not completely bleak--this is the year Paul discovers the poetry of T.S. Eliot and the cool jazz of John Coltrane. The Light of the Common Day sensitively and insightfully deals with love and loss.
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