Tuesday, October 01, 2013

This Just In… Fatal Light Awareness by John O’Neill

Leonard Edison’s wife has a dark and frightening premonition -- that her husband will die before his next birthday.

Leonard, aware of this forecast, responds with the animal instinct of fight-or-flight: he wings away on an affair with a former student, engages in a series of petty crimes, neglects his dying mother, moves in with his strange, disaffected nephew (who is living off the spoils of a lottery win) and even flirts with the shadowy Toronto Goth world.

While he soars towards a new life that might slow the advance of fate, Leonard finds that fate keeps changing its many bird-like appearances: sometimes, the wings of darkness are hard and audible; sometimes, they are obscured by bright but fatal light.

Fatal Light Awareness casts a dangerous glow on its characters and on the city of Toronto. Shot through with dark humour, O’Neill’s novel is full of pain and portent. An assured and daring debut.” -- Lee Gowan

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