The Lightkeepers: A Novel

By | November 21, 2017
The Lightkeepers: A Novel Author Abby Geni
ISBN-10 1619029022
ISBN-13 9781619029026
Year 2016-12-13
Pages 368
Language English
Publisher Counterpoint
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Winner of the 2016 B N Discover Great New Writers Award for Fiction In The Lightkeepers we follow Miranda a nature photographer who travels to the Farallon Islands an exotic and dangerous archipelago off the coast of California for a one year residency capturing the landscape Her only companions are the scientists studying there odd and quirky refugees from the mainland living in rustic conditions they document the fish populations around the island the bold trio of sharks called the Sisters that hunt the surrounding waters and the overwhelming bird population who at times create the need to wear hard hats as protection from their attacks Shortly after her arrival Miranda is assaulted by one of the inhabitants of the islands A few days later her assailant is found dead perhaps the result of an accident As the novel unfolds Miranda gives witness to the natural wonders of this special place as she grapples with what has happened to her and deepens her connection and her suspicions to her companions while falling under the thrall of the legends of the place nicknamed the Islands of the Dead And when more violence occurs each member of this strange community falls under suspicion

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