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The Illumination by Kevin Brockmeier.. Wounds and suffering pour forth light and in strange, convincing language, become beautiful. A staggering, deftly handled, What If? While the concept sounds sci-fi, the book makes the premise seem as real as dirt or grass or rust. Elegant stuff.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"… the most exciting and, in some ways, generous piece of fiction I've read in some time.."

The Observer

""The Illumination" is a sad and beautiful novel, well worth the heartache evoked in its pages.."

Washington Post

Author bio: Kevin Borckmeir was named one of Granta magazine's Best Young American Novelists. He lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, where he was raised. More information can be found here:

Book Details: General Fiction; (257 pp. Artful good: Kindle/Audiobooks/Print editions)

Publisher Website: http://www.randomhouse.com/author/3313/kevin-brockmeier

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