Reading by Moonlight
Reading by Moonlight is a meditation in praise of reading and a traveller's tale. Written in the aftermath of an illness, it tells a story of journeys undertaken in the world and in the mind at a time when reading and survival are closely aligned. Along with discussions of writers like Dante, Tolstoy, Nabokov, Beckett and Dickens, the book shows how the very process of reading – surrendering and then regathering yourself – echoes the process of healing.
The Wing of Night
The Wing of Night is a novel about the strength and failure of faith and memory, about returned soldiers who become exiles in their own country, and about people who have become the very opposite of what they imagined themselves to be.