Light at Dusk A Novel

Peter Gadol




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288 Pages



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Will Law, a rising star in the U. S. Foreign Service, mysteriously walks away from his post and, in Paris falls into the arms of his onetime lover Pedro. When the child of a mutual friend is kidnapped by a Nationalist gang, Will is reluctantly drawn back to the diplomatic world he abandoned. Fighting against a rising tide of French anti-immigrant hatred, the Americans launch a desperate search across the city and, in the process, must confront the moral questions of their past.


Praise for Light at Dusk

"A potent mix of Xenophobia, neo-fascism, and political intrigue . . . [with] sensitive revelations of character [and] chillingly rendered scenes of Paris."—Paula L. Woods, Los Angeles Times

"Elegant, exquisitely mannered prose; tight, suspenseful plotting . . . [Light at Dusk] will not look out of place slouching on the shelf somewhere between Conrad and Graham Greene."—LA Weekly

"Light at Dusk . . . has sinew and heart and a bracing sobriety."—Randall Curb, Boston Review

"Gadol brings you into his story quickly. His prose is lyrical but beautifully spare."—Richard Wallace, The Seattle Times

"A stylish piece of entertainment . . . smooth and elegant."—The Advocate

"[A] riveting, cinematically seductive tale."—Booklist

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Peter Gadol is the author of The Long Rain, Closer To The Sun, The Mystery Roast (Picador), and Coyote. He lives in Los Angeles, California.
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  • Peter Gadol

  • Peter Gadol is the author of The Long Rain, Closer To The Sun, The Mystery Roast, and Coyote. He lives in Los Angeles, California, and teaches in the MFA program at the California Institute of the Arts.