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Description - The Fall of Light by Sarah Laing

"An excitingly contemporary and innovative blend of a beautifully written novel with pictures by a critically acclaimed author. Rudy is a successful architect, but life is not as happy as it should be. His work leaves him artistically frustrated, his wife and two young daughters have moved out of the house he designed for them, and his pushy young associate is vying for design supremacy. When a Vespa accident puts him into hospital and forces him to recuperate at home, he looks in danger of losing everything, but it is then that his repressed artistic yearnings start to make their presence felt, not just in the glass creations he begins to craft, but also in his strange, vivid dreams. This is a terrific novel in its own right, but with Sarah Laing's superb ink-wash drawings, interspersing the text, it offers an additional and intriguingly innovative way to tell a story."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781775533030
ISBN-10: 1775533034
Format: Paperback / softback
(231mm x 157mm x 18mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Vintage New Zealand
Publisher: Random House New Zealand Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Jul-2013
Country of Publication: New Zealand

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Author Biography - Sarah Laing

Sarah Laing is a fiction writer and graphic artist. Born in Urbana-Champaign, USA, in 1973, and raised in Palmerston North, she studied at Victoria University, and worked as a graphic designer in Wellington and New York City. She won the Sunday Star-Times Short Story Competition in 2006, and has since published a short story collection, Coming Up Roses, and a novel, Dead People s Music. Of the latter, a reviewer on Radio New Zealand National said, It s wonderful . . . fantastic . . . it s one of the best first New Zealand novels I have ever read. The places are very vividly drawn . . . it s a marvellous journey that Rebecca goes on . . . This is clever, clever writing, strong characters, wonderfully evoked setting and I highly recommend it. Laing was a Michael King Writers Centre Writer in Residence in 2008, and was awarded the Buddle Findlay Fellowship in 2010. The Press identified Laing as our next great short-story writer . . . a real talent . . . a writer of intelligence and wit , and in The New Zealand Listener, Paula Morris wrote the verve and clarity of the writing in Coming Up Roses, along with the wry, offs

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