Night Of Fire

Paperback | September 26, 2017

byColin Thubron

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A house is burning. Its six tenants include a failed priest, a naturalist, a neurosurgeon and an invalid dreaming of his anxious boyhood. Their landlord’s relationship to them is both intimate and shadowy. At times he shares their preoccupations and memories. He will share their fate.

In Fire, the passions and obsessions in a dying house loom and shift, from the hallucinating drug addict in the basement to the landlord training his telescope on the night skies. The tenants’ stories range through an African refugee camp, Greek Orthodox monasteries and the cremation grounds of India, and haunting the edges of these lives are memories. Will these memories be consumed for ever by the flames? Or can memories survive in some form?

Fire is Colin Thubron’s fictive masterpiece: a novel of exquisite beauty and lingering mystery.

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A house is burning. Its six tenants include a failed priest, a naturalist, a neurosurgeon and an invalid dreaming of his anxious boyhood. Their landlord’s relationship to them is both intimate and shadowy. At times he shares their preoccupations and memories. He will share their fate.In Fire, the passions and obsessions in a dying hous...

Colin Thubron is an acknowledged master of travel writing, and the author of six award-winning novels. He has been numbered among 'the current masters of the short novel' (TLS), and called 'one of our most compelling contemporary novelists' (Independent), as well as writing the classic travel books, Behind the Wall (winner of the Hawth...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 7.81 × 5.06 × 0.68 inPublished:September 26, 2017Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0099532654

ISBN - 13:9780099532651

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