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Time of Light, the (1998) [Novel]
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The Time of Light begins as Markus, a former German soldier, seeks atonement from an Armenian priest for his part in the Nazi invasion of Russia. Captured at the Battle of Stalingrad, Markus never returned to Germany but tried instead to work out his destiny in the country and among the people he feels he desecrated. Overcome by grief and shame, Markus turns his back on everything, including his wife and son.

Framed by the 9-day Nagorno-Karabakh conflict of 1994, The Time of Light is skillfully created from a series of tales that arise from Markus's conversations with the priest. It is a novel of striking contrasts, where devastating scenes are etched with an incisive lyricism that leaves the reader reeling. Clear-eyed about the savagery of war, harrowing in its evocation of emotion, powerfully imaginative in its grasp of something ineluctable in the human condition, The Time of Light is a mesmerizing novel by a prodigiously gifted new author.

Original title: Lysets Tid
Original languages: Norwegian


Genre: FictionHistoricalWorld War II

Edition #1: Time of Light, the

Time of Light, the (2000)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Tiina Nunnally
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Manifested in:

Time of Light, the (June 21, 2000)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Bloomsbury
ISBN: 1582340889
Dimensions: 6.3 x 9.5 x 1.1
Pages: 288

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