The Illumination Coming Soon

“I love the soft blue veins on your wrist. I love your lopsided smile. I love watching TV and shelling sunflower seeds with you . . . .”

Best-selling and award-winning Kevin Brockmeier’s latest novel The Illumination is going on sale from Pantheon Books February 1, 2011, and already has received fantastic pre-pub attention. In a starred review, Booklist calls the book “a radiant, bewitching, and profoundly inquisitive novel of sorrow, perseverance, and wonderment.” Publishers Weekly chimes in with another starred review, calling The Illumination “spectacular . . . . Brockmeier’s careful reading of his characters’ hearts and minds gives readers an inspiring take on suffering and the often fleeting nature of connection.”

Look out for Brockmeier’s tour stops this spring, including a New York City event with Karen Russell, author of Swamplandia!, at McNally Jackson on Wednesday, April 6 at 7 pm, and start following The Illumination on Twitter @illumination_bk, as it spouts off creative love tweets inspired by the book.