Darkness Visible

Darkness Visible

William Golding

Language: English

Publisher: Faber & Faber

Published: Nov 7, 2013

Words: 98528
Pages: 386

Description:

Winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize Darkness Visible *opens at the height of the London Blitz, when a naked child steps out of an all-consuming fire. Miraculously saved but hideously scarred, soon tormented at school and at work, Matty becomes a wanderer, a seeker after some unknown redemption. Two more lost children await him, twins as exquisite as they are loveless. Toni dabbles in political violence; Sophy, in sexual tyranny. As Golding weaves their destinies together, his book reveals both the inner and outer darkness of our time.