Julia Glass’ debut, Three Junes, won the National Book Award in 2002. Lovers of that novel, which moved nimbly between character perspectives and continents while tracing the lives of a Scottish family over a decade, will rejoice to see old friends return and to have some longtime mysteries put to rest. And the Dark Sacred Night isn’t really a sequel, but the spirit of Malachy Burns — the colorful critic who died of AIDS in Three Junes — looms large here through the story of Kit, a professor trying to learn about his birth father. Glass has a knack for weaving together multiple lyrical narratives before delivering the ultimate emotional punch. The only regret you’ll have at the end of this particular story is that it’s over. A-
And the Dark Sacred NightJulia Glass' debut, Three Junes, won the National Book Award in 2002. Lovers of that novel, which moved nimbly between character perspectives and...And the Dark Sacred NightFictionJulia GlassJulia Glass' debut, Three Junes, won the National Book Award in 2002. Lovers of that novel, which moved nimbly between character perspectives and...2014-03-28Pantheon
AND THE DARK SACRED NIGHT Julia Glass
Genre: Fiction; Author: Julia Glass; Publisher: Pantheon
Posted March 28 2014 — 12:00 AM EDT
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