Children of Light

Robert Stone

04 June 2015
272 pages


Gerald Walker is an actor, lover, sufferer, a man unable to commit himself to either failure or success. For him life is a matter of inner resources – a matter of getting through the day. Sex helps; alcohol helps; drugs help. But now, abandoned by his wife and feeling as though he may die quite soon, Gordon needs something more. A dream. And following the dream he decides on is love – love in the shape of Lu Anne. Following her to Mexico where she is filming a movie he he’s scripted, it doesn’t matter to Gordon that Lu Anne to is fighting for survival, clinging to sanity, and that Gordon may be the one thing she needs to push her over the edge.

‘A fine, complex, often funny tale, full of lights and shadows, with great dialogue and a sharp sense of character and place’ New York Times Book Review