Author: Colin Thubron
Title: Night of Fire
Print Length: 384
Language: English, Francais, Italiano, Espanol, Deutsch
Format: PDF, ePub, mobi, azw, kf8, txt, ibook, Kindle
‘It began with a spark.’A house is burning. Its six tenants include a failed priest, a naturalist, a neurosurgeon and an invalid dreaming of his anxious boyhood. Their landlord’s relationship to them is both intimate and shadowy. At times he shares their preoccupations and memories. He will also share their fate.In Night of Fire the passions and obsessions in a dying house loom and shift, from the hallucinating drug addict in the basement to the landlord training his telescope on the night skies. The tenants’ stories range through an African refugee camp, a Greek Orthodox sanctuary and the cremation-grounds of India: memories that start to criss-cross and mutate in a novel of lingering beauty and mystery.Night of Fire is Colin Thubron’s fictive masterpiece.