The Glister: A Novel

The Glister: A Novel

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  • acclaimed Author John Burnside Delivers A Profound, Page-turning Novel About Innocence, Evil, Morality, And The Dark Corners Of The Human Psyche.
    mysterious Illnesses Affect The Inhabitants Of The Post-industrial Village Of Innertown, And A Pervasive Sense Of Malaise Hangs Everywhere. So When Teenage Boys Disappear Into The Poisoned Woods Surrounding The Village’s Abandoned Chemical Plant, No One Notices, Or If They Do, They Don’t Say A Thing. Not Even The Town’s Only Cop, Whose Leads Have Long Since Died. To One Boy, However, The Chemical Plant Is Beautiful, And It Is There He Will Enact A Plan To Change The Fate Of The Children Of Innertown. To Do So He Will Have To Confront The Blinding Reality That Burns In The Chemical Plant’s Cavernous Center.

    the New York Times - Terrence Rafferty

    what Is Most Beautiful, And Most Frightening, About The Novel Itself Is Its Melancholy Awareness Of How Desperate Our Acts Of Devotion Can Be In Places Like This Toxic Town, How Terrible The Things We Can Learn To Love…the Emotion This Brilliant And Disturbing Novel Leaves You With Is Like The Spooked Feeling Leonard Experiences At The Sudden Intimation Of Some Essence, Some Hidden Principle In The World: It Takes Your Breath Away, But You Don't Know If That Comes From Awe Or Terror. the Glister Is that Kind Of Story. It's Terrifying, And It Feels Like A Gift.

  • Author: Burnside, John.
  • Publisher: Nan A. Talese
  • Pages: 240
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Edition: 1st
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • MSRP: 22.95
  • ISBN13: 9780385527644
  • ISBN: 0385527640
  • Other ISBN: 9780385529495
  • Other ISBN Binding: printisbn
  • Language: en
  • Quality Rating: 1
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