Have you ever been in a room where people have been arguing? You can feel the anger hanging in the air. If you know how to look, you can see the damage they've caused. On the edge of England, four amateur pilots feel their senses awakening. Marcus follows drunks, searching for clues in their speeches. Patrick drives on empty, finding new places when he runs out of fuel. Nicola gives up her old life in order to fly. And Katie, barely out of school, begins seeing things that shouldn?t be possible. In a town where the poverty is as hard as the violence, they harvest the pain that others leave behind. But is this an act of healing or greed? And who is the stranger stealing pain for a secret purpose? Visually stunning, tense and surreal, The Quality of Light is a love story set in a world of heightened realism. It emphatically fulfills the promise of Christopher Kenworthy?s The Winter Inside.
Praise for this book
"A curious and powerful novel. Magic and rage among people trapped in the sticky residues of their own needs." - M John Harrison
Used availability for Christopher Kenworthy's The Quality of Light
November 2001 : UK Paperback