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With an introduction by Philip Hensher
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.
'An intensity of vision without parallel.' TLS
'A vision of elemental reality so vivid we seem to hallucinate the scenes ... Magic.' New York Times Book Review
'One of the most moving books I've ever read.' Myrna Blumberg, The Times
'A brilliantly spooky novel ... Written with great insight and a surprising humour, it is a thorough pleasure to read.' Atlantic Monthly