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Fatal Light Awareness
Guernica Editions, Fall 2013
362 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781550717020
ISBN10: 1550717022
English
$9.00 Canada, $9.00 US

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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.
He associated her with summer and his wife with winter: Alison with the sky; Cynthia with the earth.

Books by John O'Neill

Fatal Light Awareness