Posted on 24th May 2012

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The Light of Amsterdam

David Park’s novel The Light of Amsterdam is a paean to ordinariness and the everyday that resolutely – bravely, even – resists the temptation to make those things somehow holy or magical. There are no glorious epiphanies in store for the three characters he sends off on a December city break from Belfast to Amsterdam, no…

Posted on 22nd May 2012

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The Light of Amsterdam

‘From the problems between fathers and sons to the perils of going to see Dylan in his dotage, this is a deep and richly pleasurable reading experience.  Park depicts the frustrations and excitements of everyday life with equal clarity.’ Matt Thorne, writer and Head of Creative Writing at Brunel University 2012 Judging Panel Synopsis: It…