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White Light Paperback – September 23, 2015
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“A relentless engine, told in rich, smart prose and lucid detail―equal parts elegy and portrait of an artist. A lush, vibrant portrayal of the creative process, a daughter’s love, and the unstoppable maelstrom of grief.”―Kirkus (starred review)
"Intense . . . an emotionally charged portrait.”―Miami Herald
“This first novel by Vanessa Garcia, the 2009 runner-up for the Rolex Mentor/Protégé Initiative for Literature, has indirectly rewarded that project in its world-wide search for fresh talent in the Arts. A subtly woven network of relationships, it seduces with its lyrical pace and texture, tender and poignant, yet unsentimental. An artiste’s ‘walk in the woods’ that gently takes the reader by the hand.”―Wole Soyinka, Nobel Laureate, author of You Must Set Forth at Dawn and Outsiders
“White Light is a wonderfully generous creation, including a myriad of worlds while never blurring the firm line with which the author is always in control. The world of visual arts, of a Cuban American daughter and her difficult father, of food―its joys and terrors―of a young woman's trying to navigate her way in a world that offers her simultaneously too few and too many possibilities. It is a throbbingly original achievement.”―Mary Gordon, author of The Love of My Youth and Spending
About the Author
Born in Miami to Cuban-emigré parents, Vanessa Garcia is a multidisciplinary writer and artist whose paintings and installations have been exhibited throughout the United States and the Caribbean. Her most recent plays include The Cuban Spring; Grace, Sponsored by Monteverde; and The Crocodile's Bite. She is currently writing a memoir about American-born Cubans entitled Our Cuban Routes.