The Time of Light

By: Kopperud, Gunnar

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A powerful and lyrical meditation on war and the pity of war.

The Time of Light begins as Markus, a former German soldier, seeks atonement from an Armenian priest for his part in the Nazi invasion of Russia. Captured at the Battle of Stalingrad, Markus never returned to Germany but tried instead to work out his destiny in the country and among the people he feels he desecrated. Overcome by grief and shame, Markus turns his back on everything, including his wife and son.

Framed by the 9-day Nagorno-Karabakh conflict of 1994, The Time of Light is skillfully created from a series of tales that arise from Markus's conversations with the priest. It is a novel of striking contrasts, where devastating scenes are etched with an incisive lyricism that leaves the reader reeling. Clear-eyed about the savagery of war, harrowing in its evocation of emotion, powerfully imaginative in its grasp of something ineluctable in the human condition, The Time of Light is a mesmerizing novel by a prodigiously gifted new author.

Title: The Time of Light

Author Name: Kopperud, Gunnar

Categories: Other,

Edition: First American Edition

Publisher: New York, Bloomsbury: 2000

ISBN Number: 1582340889

ISBN Number 13: 9781582340883

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Fine

Jacket Condition: Very Fine

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 005754