Afraid of the Light

Afraid of the Light

C format original

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Synopsis

Brendan has always lived a careful, constrained life. A salesman who never liked the work, he's a man who has stayed in his marriage and his faith because it was what was expected of him. But now, having lost his job after corporate downsizing and on the cusp of sixty, he finds himself scrambling to somehow stay afloat in the only Los Angeles work on offer to a man his age - driving for Uber.

When one of his rides, a retired professor named Elise, asks to be dropped off outside an abortion clinic where she now volunteers, Brendan finds himself literally driving right into the virulent epicentre of one of the major issues of our time, engulfing his life in the process.

A novel of high suspense and considerable moral complexity, Afraid of the Light is a tough, affecting social thriller that speaks volumes about the corrosive divisions of our troubled times.

'Kennedy is skilled at zigzag plotting, blending domestic twists with turns created by global
affairs' OBSERVER

About the Publisher

Hutchinson

Hutchinson

Founded in 1887 by George Hutchinson with capital of three thousand pounds, Hutchinson opened for business in the basement of 25 Paternostor Row, near St Paul's Cathedral. It is the home of fiction that you have to press into the hands of your friends and non-fiction that is entertaining and erudite. We publish bestsellers, Helen Dunmore, Sebastian Faulks, Robert Harris, Douglas Kennedy and Ruth Rendell, book club favourites, Aimee Bender, Anna Quindlen. We are committed to discovering new talent that combine a distinctive voice with great storytelling skills and recent acquisitions include Bonnie Nadzam, longlisted for the Women?s Prize, New York Times bestsellers, Sloane Crosley, Ayana Mathis, Marisha Pessl and Amor Towles.

Book information

ISBN: 9780091953751
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Hutchinson
Pub date:
Edition: C format original
DEWEY: 823.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 700g
Height: 234mm
Width: 153mm
Spine width: 28mm