The Light of Amsterdam

£10.99

The extraordinary new novel from David Park

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‘Subtle, understated, not without a hint of menace and always courageous … An important book’ Irish Times‘Marvellously compelling … Park takes that most difficult of subjects – recent history – and with graceful integrity explores the difficulties involved in coming to terms with the legacies of the past … beautifully described in Park’s crystalline prose’ Daily MailIt is December in Belfast, Christmas is approaching and three sets of people are about to make their way to Amsterdam.Alan, a university art teacher, goes on a pilgrimage to the city of his youth with troubled teenage son Jack; middle-aged couple Marion and Richard take a break from running their garden centre to celebrate Marion’s birthday; and Karen, a single mother struggling to make ends meet, joins her daughter’s hen party.As these people brush against each other in the squares, museums and parks of Amsterdam, their lives are transfigured as they encounter the complexities of love in a city that challenges what has gone before.

Additional information

Weight 0.316 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.7 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

371

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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