“An exhilarating emotional roller-coaster ride.”
“Haunting, beautifully-written, and heart-wrenching.”
With his shattering, extraordinarily affecting debut novel, Light of Day, author Jamie M. Saul made a powerful, incontrovertible statement: a major American writer had arrived on the literary scene. The author of The First Warm Evening of the Year, Saul mesmerizes with the unforgettable story of a small-town Midwestern professor struggling to come to terms with a devastating tragedy and the strange and terrible mystery at its core.
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A moving and utterly extraordinary
debut novel about love and loss and the
unforeseeable darkness that lurks around
the corners of everyday life
Respected professor and noted author Jack Owens brought his son, Danny, to Gilbert, Indiana, to escape a past and a betrayal too painful to endure elsewhere. In this quiet midwestern college town Jack believed they'd be safe to start over -- and for ten years, it appeared to be so. But on an ordinary-seeming day at the end of a semester everything changed in an instant -- a moment transformed by tragedy into the bitter realization of a parent's worst nightmare.
The world Jack thought he knew and the future he had anticipated for himself and his boy has abruptly come apart at the seams, leaving him broken and haunted by the twin, life-shattering questions Why? and What next? Redemption, however, could come with the arrival of an unexpected new friend -- a local detective tormented by his own personal demons -- whose world-weary sympathy and prescient understanding slowly help Jack to cope with the unacceptable.
But with healing comes clarity -- and secrets best left unrevealed by the stark, glaring light of reality. For Jack Owens, the toughest road back to life winds through inhospitable country, where memory taunts and misleads ... and the shocking truth about what drove one exceptional teenager to commit an unthinkable and irreversible act hides in the shadows.
Author Jamie M. Saul's Light of Day is a brilliant, powerful, and illuminating masterwork of literary art -- a story that shines with lyrical, tragic beauty that will long linger in the mind and the heart, immediately elevating its creator into the upper ranks of contemporary American novelists.About the Author:
Jamie M. Saul was born and raised in New York City. He has written for various magazines, including People and Playboy. A two-time guest professor at Yale University, he was the recipient of the Poynter Fellowship. He is the author of the novel Light of Day. He lives in a small town in the Hudson Valley.
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