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The Light of Amsterdam Hardcover – 1 Apr 2012

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  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (1 April 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1408821362
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408821367
  • Product Dimensions: 14.2 x 3.3 x 22 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 41 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,244,901 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Light of Amsterdam looks destined to become an international literary bestseller with immense human appeal. Echoes of the great Brian Moore are evident as is a sensibility similar to that of the US master Richard Ford, but Park is more than merely a fine writer with a great deal to say - as if that were not sufficient. He is an astute storyteller whose vision is sustained by instinct, intelligent observation and a sense of responsibility. There is also a determination to perfect his art. He was never going to settle for being very good; he wanted much more and has certainly achieved it (Eileen Battersby Irish Times)

A stealthily affecting novel, this could well give more famous names a run for their Booker money (GQ)

One of the shrewdest observers of the way we live now (Independent)

As Park's cast arrives in Amsterdam ... the momentum of the trip and Park's tumbling, lyrical prose keep you turning the pages (Daily Mail)

Like Jane Austen and EM Forster, Park sets his characters a moral examination ... Park never forgets that he is telling a story - or rather, several stories - but his method is dramatic ... The Light of Amsterdam is a very good novel indeed (Allan Massie Scotsman)

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The extraordinary new novel from David Park

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