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How the Light Gets In

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Author:  M.J. Hyland

Lou Connor wants to escape her emotionally crass family and life of poverty, and so she travels from Sydney to the USA as an exchange student. But her host-family, the Hardings - who live in a prefabricated mansion in a nameless chicago suburb - are in suffocating pursuit of a particular form of suburban perfection. From the very beginning, nothing is as it seems.

How the Light Gets In is a complex and cleverly observed portrait of Lou Connor's world- a world full of mixed messages. M.J Hyland masterful first novel mesmerises the reader from hopeful beginning to haunting end.

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Jan 01,2012
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How the light gets in is a really frustrating book to read because the main character Lou Connor has a need to lie all the time

 

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