Light Boxes (Paperback)

Author: Jones, Shane

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A poignant and fantastical first novel by a timeless new literary voice.

With all the elements of a classic fable, vivid descriptions, and a wholly unique style, this idiosyncratic debut introduces a new and exciting voice to readers of such authors as George Saunders, Kurt Vonnegut, and Yann Martel.

In Light Boxes, the inhabitants of one closely-knit town are experiencing perpetual February. It turns out that a god-like spirit who lives in the sky, named February, is punishing the town for flying, and bans flight of all kind, including hot air balloons and even children's kites. It's February who makes the sun nothing but a faint memory, who blankets the ground with snow, who freezes the rivers and the lakes. As endless February continues, children go missing and more and more adults become nearly catatonic with depression. But others find the strength to fight back, waging war on February.


Publisher Penguin Group USA
Mfg Part# 9780143117780
SKU 213272290
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0143117785
Release Date 5/25/2010
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Book Format Paperback
Minimum Age 18
Number of Pages 0149
Publisher Penguin Books

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