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Lights All Night Long

Lights All Night Long A gripping and deftly plotted narrative of family and belonging Lights All Night Long is a dazzling debut novel from an acclaimed young writer Lights All Night Long is utterly brilliant

  • Title: Lights All Night Long
  • Author: Lydia Fitzpatrick
  • ISBN: 052555873
  • Page: 109
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A gripping and deftly plotted narrative of family and belonging, Lights All Night Long is a dazzling debut novel from an acclaimed young writer Lights All Night Long is utterly brilliant and completely captivating One of the most propulsive, un put downable literary novels I ve read in ages Anthony Marra, author of A Constellation of Vital Phenomena Fifteen yea A gripping and deftly plotted narrative of family and belonging, Lights All Night Long is a dazzling debut novel from an acclaimed young writer Lights All Night Long is utterly brilliant and completely captivating One of the most propulsive, un put downable literary novels I ve read in ages Anthony Marra, author of A Constellation of Vital Phenomena Fifteen year old Ilya arrives in Louisiana from his native Russia for what should be the adventure of his life a year in America as an exchange student The abundance of his new world the Super Walmarts and heated pools and enormous televisions is as hard to fathom as the relentless cheerfulness of his host parents And Sadie, their beautiful and enigmatic daughter, has miraculously taken an interest in him.But all is not right in Ilya s world he s consumed by the fate of his older brother Vladimir, the magnetic rebel to Ilya s dutiful wunderkind, back in their tiny Russian hometown The two have always been close, spending their days dreaming of escaping to America But when Ilya was tapped for the exchange, Vladimir disappeared into their town s seedy, drug plagued underworld Just before Ilya left, the murders of three young women rocked the town s usual calm, and Vladimir found himself in prison.With the help of Sadie, who has secrets of her own, Ilya embarks on a mission to prove Vladimir s innocence Piecing together the timel

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    About "Lydia Fitzpatrick"

    1. Lydia Fitzpatrick

      Lydia Fitzpatrick s work has appeared in the The O Henry Prize Stories, The Best American Mystery Stories, One Story, Glimmer Train, and elsewhere She was a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, a fiction fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, and a recipient of an Elizabeth George Foundation grant She graduated from Princeton University and received an MFA from the Un Lydia Fitzpatrick s work has appeared in the The O Henry Prize Stories, The Best American Mystery Stories, One Story, Glimmer Train, and elsewhere She was a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, a fiction fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, and a recipient of an Elizabeth George Foundation grant She graduated from Princeton University and received an MFA from the University of Michigan She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughters

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    1. T was a junkie girl in my world And everything began to twirl And it spun so that I couldn t even stand She had many charms, I heard alarms She stuck needles in my arm And I guess that s when the trouble began Days and nights, city lights Empty bags and broken pipes Slowly things got completely out of hand Oh my god how far Did we fall to get to where we are In the dark, it s not always easy to see the light Was it just because It was love on drugs I don t know how we made it out alive Lyric< [...]


    2. Thank you penguinpress for providing me with this free copy of Lights All Night Long by Lydia Fitzpatrick to read and review, it was such a compelling reading experience.I was really very impressed by this novel, which is Fitzpatrick s debut It follows the moving story of Ilya, a gifted Russian student from a small refinery town whose talent for languages is often overshadowed by his older brother s problems, which become a lot worse when a new drug called Krokodil arrives in Berlozhniki and Tha [...]


    3. Living in a derelict mining town near the Arctic Circle, Ilya learns English from the bootleg VHS movies he and his brother Vladimir watch incessantly Some tapes are so damaged that the dubbing of the languages overlap After an astute teacher recognizes his gift, Ilya s loyalties are split between his increasing ambitions to become an exchange student in the US and his love for his brother who he doesn t want to leave in the dust From the first, we know he makes his way to Louisiana, and hi Livi [...]


    4. Profoundly sad and affecting story of two brothers from a small town in what is best known to the rest of the world as gulag archipelago who take very different ways out of there One uses his smarts, learns English, gets to go to US to study, the other choses addiction No idea if the author has ever actually visited the area, but her descriptions of it are superb, not just surroundings but the zeitgeist, the beaten down snowed in tired desperation of an oligarch owned small company town so rem P [...]


    5. Exchange student Ilya Alexandrovich s plans and hard work are finally airborne He lands in Louisiana ready to embrace the Jean Claude Van Damme American life, just as he and his brother, Vladimir had shouted intent from their Russian kommunalki community flats Except Vladimir, punk and drug addict, remains back home to stand trial for the murder of three young women Guilty Framed And Ilya, amidst the bounty of Walmart, gyrating preachers, and high school comes to realize how he and Vladimir Exch [...]


    6. This book is as close to perfect as any other novel I ve read From the first paragraph, with its almost throwaway mention of how a hook had given a coat a permanent hump behind the collar, it transports you with its authenticity Every character is well rounded, fallible, utterly human every relationship is relatable, and the bond between the protagonist, Ilya, and his older brother, Vladimir, is limned beautifully There s a mystery that drives the plot, but even if there weren t, I d have This b [...]


    7. I was lucky to get my hands on an advanced copy of this wonderful book I read Lights all Night Long on a long airplane flight and had about 15 pages left when the plane landed I was so captivated by the conclusion of the book and the revelation of the mystery that I could not put the book down I ended up being the last person on the plane with the stewardess gently telling me it was time to get off the plane Simply put, Lights all Night Long is an utterly captivating story with a mystery tha I w [...]


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