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The Lighthouse - Alison Moore

The Lighthouse - Alison Moore

Author:  Alison Moore

ISBN:  9781907773174

Weight:  990g

Signed and dated first edition,



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The Lighthouse – Alison Moore

The Lighthouse begins on a North Sea ferry, on whose blustery outer deck stands Futh, a middle- aged, recently separated man heading to Germany for a restorative walking holiday.

Spending his first night in Hellhaus at a small, family-run hotel, he finds the landlady hospitable but is troubled by an encounter with an inexplicably hostile barman.

In the morning, Futh puts the episode behind him and sets out on his week-long circular walk along the Rhine.  As he travels, he contemplates his childhood; a complicated friendship with the son of a lonely neighbour; his parents’ broken marriage and his own.  But the story he keeps coming back to, the person and the event affecting all others, is his mother and her abandonment of him as a boy, which left him with a void to fill, a substitute to find.

He recalls his first trip to Germany with his newly single father.  He is mindful of something he neglected to do there, an omission which threatens to have devastating repercussions for him this time around.

At the end of the week, Futh, sunburnt and blistered, comes to the end of his circular walk, returning to what he sees as the sanctuary of the Hellhaus hotel, unaware of the events which have been unfolding there in his absence.

Bibliographic Data
Title:The Lighthouse
Book Features
Edition / printing:First edition / First printing
Edition features:The true first edition / first printing of this book is only available as a paperback original (pbo)
Overall condition:Fine - the usual very light scuffing that's considered typical for a book with a card cover
Signed:Yes, to the title page
Dated:Yes – 15th August 2012 (publication day)
Book Stats
Publisher:Salt Publishing
Awards and prizes:Shortlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize
Shortlisted in the New Writer of the Year category of the 2012 National Book Awards
Publication date:
Printed by:Clays Ltd, Bungay
ISBN 13:9781907773174
ISBN 10:1907773177
Format:Paperback (softcover)
H x W x D:197 x 130 x 15mm
Design Credits
Cover design:John Oakey

Collectors Notes

  • The Lighthouse was shortlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize and in the New Writer of the year category of the 2012 National Book Awards.
  • For more information, you might like to visit Alison Moore’s website.  This is a rich source of info on her life, books and future projects.

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