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The Illumination

A Novel

by Kevin Brockmeier

The Illumination by Kevin Brockmeier
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  • First Published:
    Feb 2011, 272 pages
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    Feb 2012, 272 pages

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Beyond the Book:
Kevin Brockmeier

Kevin Brockmeier has received the Borders Original Voices Award, three O. Henry Awards (one, a first prize), the PEN USA Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and an NEA Grant. He was also named one of Granta Magazine's "Best Young American Novelists". He is known for his imaginative interpretations of modern life, his emphasis on the wonders around us, and the power of human connection. Illumination is his fifth novel; here's a look at some of his other works:

Things That Fall From the SkyThings That Fall From the Sky (2002): Weaving together loss and anxiety with fantastic elements and literary sleight-of-hand, this collection of short stories views the nagging realities of the world through a hopeful lens. One of the stories, "The Ceiling," won an O Henry Award in 2000.

The Truth About Celia The Truth About Celia (2003): Brockmeier's first novel for adults (following City of Names, a novel for younger readers published in 2002). While playing alone in her backyard one afternoon, seven-year-old Celia suddenly disappears ...

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