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The Illuminations (Digital Audiobook)

By Andrew O'Hagan, Gildart Jackson (Narrator)

Publication Date: May 12, 2015

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (9/9/2015)
Digital Audiobook (1/25/2021)
Paperback (7/5/2016)
MP3 CD (5/13/2015)
Compact Disc (5/13/2015)
MP3 CD (5/13/2015)
Compact Disc (5/13/2015)
Hardcover (3/24/2015)

Description

Anne Quirk's life is built on stories—both the lies she was told by the man she loved and the fictions she told herself to survive. Nobody remembers Anne now, but this elderly woman was an artistic pioneer in her youth, a creator of groundbreaking documentary photographs. Her beloved grandson Luke, now a captain with the Royal Western Fusiliers in the British army, has inherited her habit of transforming reality. When Luke's mission in Afghanistan goes horribly wrong, his vision of life is distorted and he is forced to see the world anew.



Once Luke returns to Scotland, the secrets and lies that have shaped generations of his family begin to emerge as he and Anne set out to confront a mystery from her past among the Blackpool Illuminations—the dazzling artificial lights that brighten the seaside resort town as the season turns to winter.


About the Author

With acting credits that span stage and screen, Gildart Jackson is most often recognized for his role as Gideon on Charmed. Other notable TV roles include Jackson Palmer on Providence and Simon Prentiss on General Hospital, as well as guest appearances on Stargate: Atlantis, Las Vegas, and CSI. Theater roles include Trigorin in The Seagull, Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady, and Adrian in Private Eyes at the Old Globe.