In a Pale Blue Light: A Novel by Lily Poritz MillerIn a Pale Blue Light: A Novel by Lily Poritz Miller

In a Pale Blue Light: A Novel

byLily Poritz Miller

Paperback | October 1, 2009

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A story of loss, defiance and change emerges from the magnificent setting of Cape Town in the late 1930s through the outbreak of World War II. Young Libka Hoffman is struggling with the loss of her father and the social conventions that frown upon her relationships with her most trusted friends. Libka's exploration of socially forbidden territory eventually brings her to expulsion from her school and ostracism by her peers.Told in moving and lyrical prose, In a Pale Blue Light conveys an authentic and rarely achieved insight into Jewish life in South Africa during the tumultuous times around World War II.
Lily Poritz Miller was born in Cape Town, South Africa, and came to the United States with her family when she was fifteen. She began her career in publishing with Macmillan and later McGraw-Hill in New York, then moved to Toronto, where she was senior editor at McClelland and Stewart for eighteen years. She has written three plays, wh...
Title:In a Pale Blue Light: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 10.94 × 6.73 × 0.47 inPublished:October 1, 2009Publisher:Three O'Clock PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:189454983X

ISBN - 13:9781894549837


Editorial Reviews

It's always best when a book sneaks up on you; when, held firmly by skilled storytelling, you enter the final chapters and feel things gathering to an essence you still can't identify, something hidden in the totality of what you've learned about these lives and all that you recognize in them. This book's closing pages are a wonder of sleight-of-hand synthesis and catharsis: on the surface conventional and familiar, yet in their depths tapping to the heart of our shared humanity. Lily Poritz Miller's debut is quietly extraordinary.- Jim Bartley, The Globe and Mail