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Eight-year-old Edgar remembers nothing of the terrible accident people still whisper about. He only knows his father is dead, his mother has a limp, and his grandmother believes in ghosts. When Edgar meets a man with his own tragic story, the boy begins a journey into a secret wilderness where nothing is clear – even the line between the living and the dead. Edgar and Lucy is a thrilling adventure and an unlikely love story, combining a wonderfully rendered family epic with a desperate search for a little boy who's lost.
About the Author
Victor Lodato is the recipient of Guggenheim and NEA fellowships and has won numerous awards for his plays, including an award from the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays. This is his first novel. He lives in Tuscon, Arizona and New York.
I really enjoyed this book. The characters and their lives were complex and unravelled slowly (but not too slowly). Although it deals with death and grief and 'outsiders' in a New Jersey immigrant community there is humour throughout as 8-year old Edgar tells the story through his eyes (and he's clearly on the spectrum!) It is a long read but it keeps you interested all the way. The language and imagery were at times magical and you find yourself thinking about the themes in the book long after you've finished the last page.
'Wonder-filled, magisterial ... Pushes the boundaries of beauty' Chicago Tribune. 'I loved it' Lena Dunham. 'Lodato's prose sings with a robust, openhearted wit ... A riveting and exuberant ride' New York Times Book Review. 'Lodato's prose is gorgeous. There is poetry on every page' The Sunday Times.
ISBN: 9781786698124 ISBN-10: 1786698129 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 544 Published: 22nd January 2018 Publisher: Head of Zeus Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 14.7
Weight (kg): 0.61