First Light

First Light

Description

In a novel of extraordinary resonance and power, Charles Baxter takes us backward through the lives of Hugh and Dorsey Welch, a brother and sister born and raised in a small Michigan town. We meet them as adults - Dorsey, an eminent astrophysicist, Hugh a quiet unassuming Buick salesman in their hometown - and discover their pasts: difficult marriages, dark and destructive love affairs, moments of triumph, of disappointment, of sheer joy.

As he traces their paths back to the day of Dorsey's birth, Baxter reveals the experiences that put such a distance between Hugh and Dorsey, and the ties of imperfect love that bind them together. And as Paul Auster has written, "gradually we begin to understand that Baxter is telling our own story, that this is how our own lives are formed within us."


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Details

Author(s)
Charles Baxter
Format
Paperback | 286 pages
Dimensions
130 x 203 x 20mm | 204g
Publication date
14 Feb 2012
Publisher
VINTAGE
Publication City/Country
New York, NY, United States
Language
English
Edition Statement
Reprint
ISBN10
030794851X
ISBN13
9780307948519
Bestsellers rank
755,241