(From the publisher):
At the age of seven Hugh is wrenched from a wondrous childhood in the African bush when his parents pack him off to "civilized" England, there to be raised by an eccentric uncle whose devotion to theosophical mysticism borders on lunacy. Six years later, Hugh learns that his mother one day simply walked out of her house and without a trace disappeared into the vast, unmapped lands of Africa.
While the ensuing decades take Hugh from success to brilliant success, they also draw him back into the hauntings of his past. So it is that the decorated war veteran and now celebrated theater director returns to the sad house of his English childhood and revisits the scene of his wounded youth. The staggering revelation that awaits him there both casts modern, so-called civilized values in a startling, visionary light and unravels the mystery at the heart of this unforgettable novel.
Original title: Pieces of Light
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Midlife Crises, Journeys Of Discovery
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Regional Interest