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A Division of the Light Hardcover – 1 Mar 2012

3.5 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews

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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: riverrun (1 Mar. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0857386352
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857386359
  • Product Dimensions: 16.3 x 2.6 x 24 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,177,897 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'A masterful novel' Melvyn Bragg. (Melvyn Bragg)

''a moral fable for our time, sharp in its analysis of our failure of emotions and our diffidence and self-serving ... a novel of lasting importance' Carlisle News and Star. (Carlisle News and Star)

'A peculiar, brilliant novel; the ending is extraordinary' Saga.

'As a work of art this novel is stylish and confidently framed - a compelling composition' Writer's Hub.

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'A strange, brilliant work' Kazuo Ishiguro. (Kazuo Ishiguro)

'An enigmatic novel that transports the reader somewhere unexpected' New Books Magazine. (New Books Magazine)

'an extra layer of deviousness' DJ Taylor, Independent.

'intriguing' Big Issue.

'If I was a Booker judge, I'd put this on the longlist' Farm Lane Books.

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'Burns captures the photographer's obsession with form and light quite brilliantly and the story gets appealingly strange and dark ... technically it's a very fine piece of writing' Bookbag. (Bookbag)

'Burns' description of the intricate and delicate sword play of seduction is suspenseful and compelling' Red Online. (Red Online)

Engrossing, dense and unsettling, Burns's quiet horror is ingenious' Monocle magazine. (Monocle magazine)

It is unusual to see characters in such a clear, unrelenting light, with no airbrushing, and the casual cruelty of human relationships, is artfully and unflinchingly depicted' TLS. (TLS)

About the Author

Christopher Burns is the author of five previous novels and a collection of short stories. He lives with his wife near the western edge of the English Lake District.

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