The age of perpetual light: stories
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Short stories that "situate themselves as natural heirs to such masterpieces as Denis Johnson's 'Train Dreams' and James Joyce's 'The Dead.'" -- The New York Times Book Review Beginning at the dawn of the past century, in the early days of electrification, and moving into an imagined future in which the world is lit day and night, each tale in The Age of Perpetual Light follows characters through different eras in American history: a Jewish dry goods peddler who falls in love with an Amish woman while showing her the wonders of an Edison Lamp; a 1940 farmers' uprising against the unfair practices of a power company; a Serbian immigrant teenage boy in 1990s Vermont desperate to catch a glimpse of an experimental satellite; a back-to-the-land couple forced to grapple with their daughter's autism during winter's longest night. From the prize-winning author of The Great Glass Sea , these stories explore themes of progress, the pursuit of knowledge, and humankind's eternal attempt to decrease the darkness in the world. "A rich, often dazzling collection of short stories linked by themes while ranging widely in style from Babel-like fables to gritty noir and sci-fi . . . engrossing, persuasively detailed, and written with a deep affection for the way language can, in masterful hands, convey us to marvelous new worlds." -- Kirkus Reviews , starred review "A storyteller of the first order." --Joshua Ferris, author of the National Book Award finalist Then We Came to the End "A spectacular talent." --Lauren Groff, New York Times -bestselling author of Fates and Furies
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Beginning at the dawn of the past century, in the early days of electrification, and moving into an imagined future in which the world is lit day and night, each tale in The Age of Perpetual Light follows characters through different eras in American history: a Jewish dry goods peddler who falls in love with an Amish woman while showing her the wonders of an Edison Lamp; a 1940 farmers' uprising against the unfair practices of a power company; a Serbian immigrant teenage boy in 1990s Vermont desperate to catch a glimpse of an experimental satellite; a back-to-the-land couple forced to grapple with their daughter's autism during winter's longest night. From the prize-winning author of The Great Glass Sea, these stories explore themes of progress, the pursuit of knowledge, and humankind's eternal attempt to decrease the darkness in the world.
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Weil, J. (2017). The age of perpetual light: stories. [United States]: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

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Weil, Josh. 2017. The Age of Perpetual Light: Stories. [United States]: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

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Weil, Josh, The Age of Perpetual Light: Stories. [United States]: Grove/Atlantic, Inc, 2017.

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Weil, Josh. The Age of Perpetual Light: Stories. [United States]: Grove/Atlantic, Inc, 2017. Web.

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