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Night Of Fire


Author Colin Thubron Published by Chatto & Windus ISBN 9780701183813 EAN 9780701183813 Bic Code Cover Hardback

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A house is burning. Its six tenants include a failed priest, a naturalist, a neurosurgeon and an invalid dreaming of his anxious childhood. Their landlord’s relationship to them is both intimate and shadowy. At times he shares their preoccupations and memories. He will share their fate. In fire, their passions and obsessions in a dying house loom and shift, from the hallucinating drug addict in the basement to the landlord training his telescope on the night skies. The tenant’s stories range through an African refugee camp, Greek Orthodox monasteries and the cremation-grounds of India, and haunting the edges of these lives are memories.