IN SUNLIGHT AND IN SHADOW

By Mark Helprin
Mariner BooksOctober 2013
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Trade Paperback720 pages, $15.95, ISBN: 9780544102606
Subject: Relationships / History / Personal Challenges

“Passionate, earnest, nostalgic, and romantic…Throughout the novel he splashes down paeans to virtue and beauty you’d have to be heartless not to enjoy…”Liesl Schillinger, The New York Times Book Review

"Prose seems too mundane a term for Helprin’s extravagant way with words and emotions...Just when you think In Sunlight and in Shadow might float away into the ether, lofted by the sheer beauty of his sentences, he brings it down to earth with a shrewd comment on the speech patterns of Catherine’s ultra-privileged social class, or a vividly specific account of the production process at the West 26th Street loft that houses Harry’s high-end leather goods business...In Sunlight and in Shadow is at heart a romance, not just the romance of two attractive young people but the romance of life itself.”Los Angeles Times

"In Sunlight and in Shadow is a sensational and perfectly gripping novel: a love story, a tribute to the fighting spirit of World War II, a hymn to the majesty of New York."The Washington Post

"This flamboyantly anti-realistic novel is more symphonic prose poem than narrative. It is a paean to love, idealized, and also a love letter to New York City in all its rhythms, human and natural, its moods, weathers, changing colors of sky and water. The writing is so highly lyrical and lovely that sometimes my aesthetic receptors clogged with a surfeit of beautiful language. . . I succumbed to its idiosyncratic spell.”Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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