The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse

by Alison Moore

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ISBN-13: 9781771961455
Publisher: Biblioasis
Publication date: 08/01/2017
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 679,680
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Alison Moore’s first novel, The Lighthouse , was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Awards (New Writer of the Year), winning the McKitterick Prize. Both The Lighthouse and her second novel, He Wants , were Observer Books of the Year. A third novel, Death and the Seaside , is forthcoming in the US from Biblioasis. Her shorter fiction has been included in Best British Short Stories and Best British Horror anthologies and is collected in The Pre-War House and Other Stories. Born in Manchester in 1971, Alison lives in a village on the Leicestershire-Nottinghamshire border with her husband and son.

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The Lighthouse 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
CR-Buell More than 1 year ago
The Lighthouse is a tense, masterfully crafted short novel. Recently separated from his wife, Futh sets off on a circular walking holiday in Germany. His starting, and end, point is a small hotel called Hellhaus (lighthouse), operated by Ester and her husband Bernard. In alternating chapters we follow Futh on his journey, both physical and emotional, and are given a glimpse of Ester's inner turmoil as she tries to deal with her unhappy, and perhaps never happy, marriage. Through flashbacks and memories we are shown the events which have lead Ester and Futh to these points in their lives. Rich in symbolism and packed with tension, The Lighthouse is a novel about how we get to where we are, and why it's not always a happy destination.