A bright ray of darkness / Ethan Hawke
Book | Alfred A. Knopf | 2021 | First edition.

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"The first novel in nearly twenty years from the acclaimed actor/writer/director is a book about art and love, fame and heartbreak--a blistering story of a young man making his Broadway debut in Henry IV just as his marriage implodes A bracing meditationon fame and celebrity, and the redemptive, healing power of art; a portrait of the ravages of disappointment and divorce; a poignant consideration of the rites of fatherhood and manhood; a novel soaked in rage and sex, longing and despair, and a passionate love letter to the world of theater, 'A Bright Ray of Darkness' showcases Ethan Hawke's gifts as a novelist as never before. Hawke's narrator is a young man in torment, disgusted with himself after the collapse of his marriage, still half-hoping for a reconciliation that would allow him to forgive himself and move on as he clumsily, and sometimes hilariously, tries to manage the wreckage of his personal life with whiskey and sex. What saves him is theater: in particular, the challenge of performing therole of Hotspur in a production of Henry IV under the leadership of a brilliant director, helmed by one of the most electrifying--and narcissistic--Falstaff's of all time. Searing, raw, and utterly transfixing, 'A Bright Ray of Darkness' is a novel aboutshame and beauty and faith, and the moral power of art"-- Provided by publisher.
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Hawke, Ethan, 1970- Bright ray of darkness New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2021 9780385352383 (DLC) 2020019918 (OCoLC)1154101988
9780385352390 55.00
0385352395 55.00
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