Borrowed Light: A Novel
Lisa Schamessís novel is a riveting interior view of a mind facing its own demiseóin understated language devoid of histrionics. This is a novel about a particular gay manís struggle to cope with his imminent death even as he tries to keep up with his professional commitments (heís a Washington, D.C., architect) and with mending his tangled personal relationships. It is also a story with universal reverberations. The milieu of Schamessís masterful first novel is David Baumís dying consciousness; human mortality is its theme.
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