And the Dark Sacred Night (2014) Julia Glass' debut, Three Junes , won the National Book Award in 2002. Lovers of that novel, which moved nimbly between character perspectives and continents… 2014-04-01 Fiction Pantheon
Book Review

And the Dark Sacred Night (2014)

AND THE DARK SACRED NIGHT Julia Glass
AND THE DARK SACRED NIGHT Julia Glass
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Apr 01, 2014; Writer: Julia Glass; Genre: Fiction; Publisher: Pantheon

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-

Originally posted Mar 26, 2014 Published in issue #1305 Apr 04, 2014 Order article reprints