Vintage Contemporaries

CHILDREN OF LIGHT

Publisher: Vintage
By "one of the most impressive novelists of his generation" (The New York Review of Books), Children of Light is a searing, indelible love story of two ravaged spirits, played out under the merciless, magnifying prism of Hollywood.

Gordon Walker, screenwriter and actor, has systematically ruined his family and his health with cocaine and alcohol. Lee Verger is an actress of uncommon and unfulfilled promise, whom Gordon has known since the days when they were both young and fearless, and whose New Orleans childhood has left her with a tenuous hold on sanity. During the shooting of a film on the Pacific coast of Mexico, they resume a ritual struggle in which their desperate love for each other will either save or destroy them.

PRAISE FOR

"Brilliant and wonderful...Stone is an amazingly deft novelist...One of our best writers."--The New York Review of Books

"Richly literate, [Children of Light] moves the reader beyond despair, to something approaching transcendence, and confirms Robert Stone as one of America's finest writers." --Village Voice

"Harrowing." --The New York Times