In this richly detailed novel about the quest for an unknown
father, Julia Glass brings new characters together with familiar
figures from her first two novels, immersing readers in a panorama
that stretches from suburban New Jersey to rural Vermont and
ultimately to the tip of Cape Cod.
Kit Noonan is an unemployed art historian with twins to help
support and a mortgage to pay--and a wife frustrated by his
inertia. Raised by a strong-willed, secretive single mother, Kit
has never known the identity of his father--a mystery that his wife
insists he must solve to move forward with his life. Out of
desperation, Kit goes to the mountain retreat of his mother's
former husband, Jasper, a take-no-prisoners outdoorsman. There, in
the midst of a fierce blizzard, Kit and Jasper confront memories of
the bittersweet decade when their families were joined. Reluctantly
breaking a long-ago promise, Jasper connects Kit with Lucinda and
Zeke Burns, who know the answer he's looking for. Readers of
Glass's first novel, "Three Junes, " will recognize Lucinda as the
mother of Malachy, the music critic who died of AIDS. In fact, to
fully understand the secrets surrounding his paternity, Kit will
travel farther still, meeting Fenno McLeod, now in his late
fifties, and Fenno's longtime companion, the gregarious Walter
"And the Dark Sacred Night" is an exquisitely memorable tale about
the youthful choices that steer our destinies, the necessity of
forgiveness, and the risks we take when we face down the shadows
from our past.
Broadway Books (A Division of Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc)
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||234 x 168 x 33mm (L x W x T)
||Hardcover - Sewn / Cloth over boards
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