Lights All Night Long

Lights All Night Long

Lydia Fitzpatrick / Jul 19, 2019

Lights All Night Long A gripping and deftly plotted narrative of family and belonging Lights All Night Long is a dazzling debut novel from an acclaimed young writer Lights All Night Long is utterly brilliant

  • Title: Lights All Night Long
  • Author: Lydia Fitzpatrick
  • ISBN: 052555873X
  • Page: 435
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A gripping and deftly plotted narrative of family and belonging, Lights All Night Long is a dazzling debut novel from an acclaimed young writer Lights All Night Long is utterly brilliant and completely captivating One of the most propulsive, un put downable literary novels I ve read in ages Anthony Marra, author of A Constellation of Vital Phenomena Fifteen yea A gripping and deftly plotted narrative of family and belonging, Lights All Night Long is a dazzling debut novel from an acclaimed young writer Lights All Night Long is utterly brilliant and completely captivating One of the most propulsive, un put downable literary novels I ve read in ages Anthony Marra, author of A Constellation of Vital Phenomena Fifteen year old Ilya arrives in Louisiana from his native Russia for what should be the adventure of his life a year in America as an exchange student The abundance of his new world the Super Walmarts and heated pools and enormous televisions is as hard to fathom as the relentless cheerfulness of his host parents And Sadie, their beautiful and enigmatic daughter, has miraculously taken an interest in him.But all is not right in Ilya s world he s consumed by the fate of his older brother Vladimir, the magnetic rebel to Ilya s dutiful wunderkind, back in their tiny Russian hometown The two have always been close, spending their days dreaming of escaping to America But when Ilya was tapped for the exchange, Vladimir disappeared into their town s seedy, drug plagued underworld Just before Ilya left, the murders of three young women rocked the town s usual calm, and Vladimir found himself in prison.With the help of Sadie, who has secrets of her own, Ilya embarks on a mission to prove Vladimir s innocence Piecing together the timeline of the murders and Vladimir s descent into addiction, Ilya discovers the radical lengths to which Vladimir has gone to protect him a truth he could only have learned by leaving him behind.A rich tale of belonging and the pull of homes both native and adopted, Lights All Night Long is a spellbinding story of the fierce bond between brothers determined to find a way back to each other Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 352 pages Expected publication April 2nd 2019 by Penguin Press More Details ISBN 052555873X ISBN13 9780525558736 Other Editions 3 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Win a Copy of This Book Lights All Night Long by Lydia Fitzpatrick Author Release date Apr 02, 2019 Enter for the chance to win a galley of Lights All Night Long by Lydia Fitzpatrick Enter Giveaway Format Print book

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when the trouble began Days and nights, city lights Empty bags and broken pipes Slowly things got completely out of hand Oh my god how far Did we fall to get to where we are In the dark, it s not always easy to see the light Was it just because It was love on drugs I don t know how we made it out alive Lyrics excerpt from Butterfly by Michael McDermottThis is a story unlike any other I have read It started slowly for me I felt no connection with any character until at least half of the way through, and then I began to relate to the beauty of the imagery that the author so skillfully designed Her words are gorgeous, and I found myself highlighting beautiful passages that hit with stunning force, and the mesmerizing story she tells unfolded for me.Ilya and his older brother Vladimir live in Berlozhniki, Russia Ilya, the younger, looks up to his big brother with love and awe, and would do almost anything for him Vladimir loves his younger brother, as well, but doesn t have the interest in studies or the aptitude for learning that Ilya has He is wilder, lives on the edge, and his choices are terrible and terrifying When Ilya has the chance to travel to America for a year as an exchange student, Vladimir becomes even reckless than usual and his poor choices lead to a horrifying addiction, which in turn leads to his arrest for murder Ilya, convinced of his brother s innocence and now living with his host family in a small town in Louisiana in the US, does what he can from afar to dig into the truth of what really happened.The outcome of this story is breathtaking, heartbreaking and extraordinary I was absorbed in the author s lovely images, even as I consistently had to look up the English translation for so many Russian words that were sprinkled throughout This book started as a 3 star for me because it took a while to grip me I felt removed from the characters and the storyline, but what a testament to the author s writing skills that I never wanted to quit and that she pulled me in so completely that I can give this story nothing less than 5 stars Thank you to NetGalley and Penguin Press for the opportunity to read an advance copy of this book flag 20 likesLike see review PattyMacDotComma Good review and obviously a good book if it kept you not just reading but applauding at the end Jan 18, 2019 07 09PM Donna It really turned out to be wonderful, Patty Jan 24, 2019 09 21PM Paltia That song makes me cry so hard Michael McDermott is beyond the beyond Thanks for this review and song Jan 30, 2019 11 45AM Jan 08, 2019 Abbie ab_reads rated it really liked it review of another edition Thank you penguinpress for providing me with this free copy of Lights All Night Long by Lydia Fitzpatrick to read and review, it was such a compelling reading experience.I was really very impressed by this novel, which is Fitzpatrick s debut It follows the moving story of Ilya, a gifted Russian student from a small refinery town whose talent for languages is often overshadowed by his older brother s problems, which become a lot worse when a new drug called Krokodil arrives in Berlozhniki and Thank you penguinpress for providing me with this free copy of Lights All Night Long by Lydia Fitzpatrick to read and review, it was such a compelling reading experience.I was really very impressed by this novel, which is Fitzpatrick s debut It follows the moving story of Ilya, a gifted Russian student from a small refinery town whose talent for languages is often overshadowed by his older brother s problems, which become a lot worse when a new drug called Krokodil arrives in Berlozhniki and a series of brutal murders occur When Ilya gets the opportunity of a lifetime, to go on an exchange trip to America, his determination to stick by his wayward brother might threaten his future.What Fitzpatrick does incredibly well is detail the various relationships between her characters Whether it s his brother Vladimir, his tutor, or Sadie his host family s eldest daughter , I found Ilya s relationships to be fleshed out, moving and believable She also explores rocky relationships between mother daughter with great sensitivity and acutenessThe structure works well for the story, as we flip each chapter between Ilya s present in America and the past year in Russia I ve always loved this way of slowly revealing each part of the story until they come togetherAdmittedly I did see the reveal coming I was actually really proud, I can never guess but the point of the novel is than just a thriller or murder mystery and finding out the killer it s primarily a family drama, exploring the often unexplainable sacrifices people make when they care about each other, and the bonds between brothers flag 15 likesLike see review Jan 24, 2019 Kasa Cotugno rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves culture russia, loc asia russia, arc, loc usa la, subj addiction, genre crime thriller Living in a derelict mining town near the Arctic Circle, Ilya learns English from the bootleg VHS movies he and his brother Vladimir watch incessantly Some tapes are so damaged that the dubbing of the languages overlap After an astute teacher recognizes his gift, Ilya s loyalties are split between his increasing ambitions to become an exchange student in the US and his love for his brother who he doesn t want to leave in the dust From the first, we know he makes his way to Louisiana, and hi Living in a derelict mining town near the Arctic Circle, Ilya learns English from the bootleg VHS movies he and his brother Vladimir watch incessantly Some tapes are so damaged that the dubbing of the languages overlap After an astute teacher recognizes his gift, Ilya s loyalties are split between his increasing ambitions to become an exchange student in the US and his love for his brother who he doesn t want to leave in the dust From the first, we know he makes his way to Louisiana, and his story is told in alternating chapters between his last year in Berlozhniki and his current new life in Leffie, LA Keeping much of his personal history to himself and only releasing details sporadically, he attempts to learn truths about events that still haunt him from his earlier life, and the resolution is truly satisfying and original So distressing to learn that the drug krokodil is present and working its evil half way around the world flag 6 likesLike see review Dec 21, 2018 Bandit rated it really liked it review of another edition Profoundly sad and affecting story of two brothers from a small town in what is best known to the rest of the world as gulag archipelago who take very different ways out of there One uses his smarts, learns English, gets to go to US to study, the other choses addiction No idea if the author has ever actually visited the area, but her descriptions of it are superb, not just surroundings but the zeitgeist, the beaten down snowed in tired desperation of an oligarch owned small company town so rem Profoundly sad and affecting story of two brothers from a small town in what is best known to the rest of the world as gulag archipelago who take very different ways out of there One uses his smarts, learns English, gets to go to US to study, the other choses addiction No idea if the author has ever actually visited the area, but her descriptions of it are superb, not just surroundings but the zeitgeist, the beaten down snowed in tired desperation of an oligarch owned small company town so remote, bleak and hopeless that it makes communism seem like a decent idea, at least to the older population It s a place anyone would want to leave A place anyone would do whatever it takes to leave And that s exactly how it plays out when two very different opposites really young brothers set their mind on America, the land of dreams as seen in incompetently dubbed action movies they like so much And when one of them makes it, the culture disparity of a life with an all American family from Louisiana is staggering And difficult to enjoy, weighted down by the notion that his brother has been arrested and accused of multiple murders So not only a family drama, it s a murder mystery One you can figure out if you think about it, but it isn t all too obvious It s just very appropriate and very tragic And it s sad to see how a place s general ugliness can be so persuasive as to permeate all souls, good and otherwise In the end it was just a good story well told I wouldn t describe it as a mystery per se, it s primarily a drama, a very heavy one at that, but it s a very satisfying emotionally engaging read with great characters and memorable story And that s a debut too, which is just wow Recommended Thanks Netgalley flag 5 likesLike see review Jan 10, 2019 Creager rated it really liked it Shelves russian, coming of age, mystery Exchange student Ilya Alexandrovich s plans and hard work are finally airborne He lands in Louisiana ready to embrace the Jean Claude Van Damme American life, just as he and his brother, Vladimir had shouted intent from their Russian kommunalki community flats Except Vladimir, punk and drug addict, remains back home to stand trial for the murder of three young women Guilty Framed And Ilya, amidst the bounty of Walmart, gyrating preachers, and high school comes to realize how he and Vladimir Exchange student Ilya Alexandrovich s plans and hard work are finally airborne He lands in Louisiana ready to embrace the Jean Claude Van Damme American life, just as he and his brother, Vladimir had shouted intent from their Russian kommunalki community flats Except Vladimir, punk and drug addict, remains back home to stand trial for the murder of three young women Guilty Framed And Ilya, amidst the bounty of Walmart, gyrating preachers, and high school comes to realize how he and Vladimir arrived at these two opposed points in an emotive and fully immersive coming of age story flag 3 likesLike see review Dec 19, 2018 Sherry Chiger rated it it was amazing This book is as close to perfect as any other novel I ve read From the first paragraph, with its almost throwaway mention of how a hook had given a coat a permanent hump behind the collar, it transports you with its authenticity Every character is well rounded, fallible, utterly human every relationship is relatable, and the bond between the protagonist, Ilya, and his older brother, Vladimir, is limned beautifully There s a mystery that drives the plot, but even if there weren t, I d have This book is as close to perfect as any other novel I ve read From the first paragraph, with its almost throwaway mention of how a hook had given a coat a permanent hump behind the collar, it transports you with its authenticity Every character is well rounded, fallible, utterly human every relationship is relatable, and the bond between the protagonist, Ilya, and his older brother, Vladimir, is limned beautifully There s a mystery that drives the plot, but even if there weren t, I d have love this book, so heartbreaking true is its world This is a must read Thank you, NetGalley and Penguin Press, for giving me an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review flag 3 likesLike see review Oct 04, 2018 Bwwf1977 rated it it was amazing review of another edition I was lucky to get my hands on an advanced copy of this wonderful book I read Lights all Night Long on a long airplane flight and had about 15 pages left when the plane landed I was so captivated by the conclusion of the book and the revelation of the mystery that I could not put the book down I ended up being the last person on the plane with the stewardess gently telling me it was time to get off the plane Simply put, Lights all Night Long is an utterly captivating story with a mystery tha I was lucky to get my hands on an advanced copy of this wonderful book I read Lights all Night Long on a long airplane flight and had about 15 pages left when the plane landed I was so captivated by the conclusion of the book and the revelation of the mystery that I could not put the book down I ended up being the last person on the plane with the stewardess gently telling me it was time to get off the plane Simply put, Lights all Night Long is an utterly captivating story with a mystery that will keep you guessing and theorizing throughout the book In addition to an enthralling and memorizing storyline, the book is also a beautiful literary work, complete with artful composition, intriguing detail, and complex and frighteningly relatable characters I strongly recommend this book to anyone who can get their hands on it I think the release is in April of 2019 flag 3 likesLike see review Sep 14, 2018 Stacey Roth rated it it was amazing review of another edition An absolute gem of a book flag 3 likesLike see review Jan 02, 2019 Kat rated it it was amazing This is such an amazing, beautiful, sad and utterly compelling novel by the brilliant author Lydia Fitzpatrick that from the very first few pages transport s you into two completely different ways of life from Ilya s life in Russia to the life he then is sent to as an exchange student in America I was completely captivated the character Ilya and by the descriptions of his life especially in connection to his brother Vladimir and the need for him with the help of Sadie the eldest daughter of the This is such an amazing, beautiful, sad and utterly compelling novel by the brilliant author Lydia Fitzpatrick that from the very first few pages transport s you into two completely different ways of life from Ilya s life in Russia to the life he then is sent to as an exchange student in America I was completely captivated the character Ilya and by the descriptions of his life especially in connection to his brother Vladimir and the need for him with the help of Sadie the eldest daughter of the host family he is staying with to find a way to clear his brothers name of a murder back in Russia.The love between these two brothers is beautiful, the book is breathtaking and desperately, heartbreakingly sad especially with the depiction s of the horrific drug Krokodil and yet it s filled with hope and love thus making it a book not to be missed it s spellbinding it made me cry and I highly recommend it.My thanks to NetGalley and Penguin Press for the chance to read the ARC in exchange for my honest opinion flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 21, 2019 Jackie rated it really liked it Shelves giveaways I reviewed this in a giveaway Very sad book that s engaging and makes you think flag 2 likesLike see review Jun 21, 2018 Virginia rated it really liked it review of another edition review to come flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 28, 2019 Nancy McFarlane rated it it was amazing Ilya and his older brother Vladimir could not be opposite Vladimir is a poor student, gets in trouble constantly and eventually turns to drugs Ilya is brilliant, has a true gift for language, and with the mentoring of a special teacher he has blossomed But, they both have the same dream to get out of their small bleak and depressing mining town in remote Russia and go to the US Ilya idolizes his older brother while at the same time knowing he should not let his bad ways affect his cha Ilya and his older brother Vladimir could not be opposite Vladimir is a poor student, gets in trouble constantly and eventually turns to drugs Ilya is brilliant, has a true gift for language, and with the mentoring of a special teacher he has blossomed But, they both have the same dream to get out of their small bleak and depressing mining town in remote Russia and go to the US Ilya idolizes his older brother while at the same time knowing he should not let his bad ways affect his chances of winning a chance in an exchange program Ilya s dream eventually comes true and he goes to America to live with a family in a small town in LA The excitement of this achievement is dampened by the fact that Vladimir after almost dying from drugs, and losing a leg to gangrene, is arrested for the murder of three young women The plot is driven by the mystery of the murders and Ilya s determination to try and prove his brother s innocence while at the same time assimilating into the life of a high school student in America Lights All Night Long is a beautiful, sad, compelling and totally mesmerizing coming of age story It paints such a bleak picture of life in the small Russian town that it is no wonder that people will do anything to try and survive, and to achieve the ultimate dream of coming to America It is also a story of drugs, and how they harm even those who don t use them But most of all it is a story of family and love and loyalty and forgiveness flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 18, 2018 Cheryl rated it it was amazing I was not sure what to expect from this book as it did not fit in the normal book that I usually read, but that is one of the things I love about new books The opportunity to go to a different world than I m used to I was instantly hooked on the relationship between Ilya and Vladimir To be the descriptions in this book was like a breath of fresh air and it really REALLY transports you to the world inside the book, so much so that I had to take a few seconds when I closed the book in order to I was not sure what to expect from this book as it did not fit in the normal book that I usually read, but that is one of the things I love about new books The opportunity to go to a different world than I m used to I was instantly hooked on the relationship between Ilya and Vladimir To be the descriptions in this book was like a breath of fresh air and it really REALLY transports you to the world inside the book, so much so that I had to take a few seconds when I closed the book in order to get my grounding and essentially come out of the book Yes, it is a mystery novel, but the book is so beautifully written, I don t know if I consider it a full mystery This was my first book by Lydia Fitzpatrick, but she has gained a huge fan Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for the ARC flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 31, 2018 Debi Hawkes rated it really liked it An incredible book, The characters so well defined, the locations visible to the the readers eye, the storyline realistic, and the layering superb.Kudos author Lydia Fitzpatrick A heartbreaking story of addiction, poverty, hope and dreams, brotherly bonds, family sacrifices, and redemption, with a nice mystery to boot Who could ask for Highly recommended.Thank you NetGalley and Penguin Press for the opportunity to experience this book flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 09, 2019 Virginia rated it liked it Thank you for the ARC This is a story about two brothers in Russia, initially seeming to be good versus evil Ilya was able to travel to America sponsored by a refinery and lived with a host family The description of Russia, the poverty and the characters was excellent I enjoyed the read, but I was disappointed and confused at the ending flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 12, 2019 Kelly rated it really liked it Shelves giveaways Lights All Night Long is gritty, coarse, grim, full of despair and the occasional glimmers of loyalty, hope and persistence It s perfectly suited to the locations where the story takes place and the people that fill the story It s a murder mystery that s subtle enough that it doesn t overtake the entire story and unpredictable enough that you don t see what s coming Somehow it manages to subtly convey messages while being everything I mentioned before Because it was so dark and grim, in some Lights All Night Long is gritty, coarse, grim, full of despair and the occasional glimmers of loyalty, hope and persistence It s perfectly suited to the locations where the story takes place and the people that fill the story It s a murder mystery that s subtle enough that it doesn t overtake the entire story and unpredictable enough that you don t see what s coming Somehow it manages to subtly convey messages while being everything I mentioned before Because it was so dark and grim, in some ways it was hard to get through Ilya is given a fresh chance to be in America as an exchange student, but constantly reflects back on his life at home and the slow deterioration of his brother Vladimir It doesn t help that Vladimir was imprisoned before Ilya left for three murders Ilya is convinced he didn t commit With the support of the teenage daughter of his exchange parents, he seeks out the truth of what really happened with the hopes of freeing Vladimir from prison Fitzpatrick does a fantastic job of painting a picture that s very different from the life most people in America are used to flag Like see review Oct 20, 2018 WBW12 rated it it was amazing Lights All Night Long is a compulsive read The mystery at the core keeps you turning the pages, but it s the well drawn characters that keep you so invested in what happens to Ilya and Vladimir At its heart, it s a family story, even if Ilya has left his family s refinery town in Russia to study in Louisiana, carrying his secrets with him On that note, the worlds that Fitzpatrick creates are almost hallucinatory they re so vividly drawn and bizarrely unique It s the kind of book that is so t Lights All Night Long is a compulsive read The mystery at the core keeps you turning the pages, but it s the well drawn characters that keep you so invested in what happens to Ilya and Vladimir At its heart, it s a family story, even if Ilya has left his family s refinery town in Russia to study in Louisiana, carrying his secrets with him On that note, the worlds that Fitzpatrick creates are almost hallucinatory they re so vividly drawn and bizarrely unique It s the kind of book that is so transporting it makes you shake your head a little when you put it down, rattle the real world back into focus I d definitely recommend it to readers of literary fiction as well as lovers of purely mystery novels The author has all of the literary bonafides of a break out debut novelist Stegner Fellowship, O Henry Prize, etc , but she also had a story in Best American Mystery Stories a couple years ago The book really does have something for everyone flag Like see review Jan 26, 2019 Jenee Rager rated it it was amazing Shelves 1st reads, foreign theme, mystery Ilya is considered one of the best and brightest of his small Russian village He shows a gift for the English language that his family and beloved teacher Maria hope will take him to America one day His older brother Vladimir is quite the opposite, a wild, but charming youth, with none of Ilya s academic prowess As Ilya inches closer to achieving his dream in the United States, Vladimir delves further and further into the Russian underworld of drugs Despite the differences in the two brother Ilya is considered one of the best and brightest of his small Russian village He shows a gift for the English language that his family and beloved teacher Maria hope will take him to America one day His older brother Vladimir is quite the opposite, a wild, but charming youth, with none of Ilya s academic prowess As Ilya inches closer to achieving his dream in the United States, Vladimir delves further and further into the Russian underworld of drugs Despite the differences in the two brothers, they are extremely close and protective over each other So when Vladimir is arrested for crimes Ilya knows he didn t commit, he uses his time with the Mason family in the United States to not only better himself but try and free his brother.This is one of the better books I ve read in a long time and definitely one of the best wins I ve been priviliged to have in a long time flag Like see review Jan 27, 2019 Emily rated it really liked it review of another edition I won an advance reader copy from I m a sucker for a good story about siblings so I was excited to read this It starts as Ilya is first arriving in America as a foreign exchange student He is still in shock from the mess he left behind in his small town in Russia His brother, who has been struggling with addiction, has just confessed to 3 murders that Ilya does not believe he committed The story then alternates between the present with Ilya adjusting to America and trying to figur I won an advance reader copy from I m a sucker for a good story about siblings so I was excited to read this It starts as Ilya is first arriving in America as a foreign exchange student He is still in shock from the mess he left behind in his small town in Russia His brother, who has been struggling with addiction, has just confessed to 3 murders that Ilya does not believe he committed The story then alternates between the present with Ilya adjusting to America and trying to figure out what happened and the past leading up to the day he left I thought it was very well written although a little vulgar at times since it was from the viewpoint of troubled teenage boys The author really makes you feel for all of the characters, which makes it even heartbreaking I wish I could have a few chapters to see what happens next flag Like see review Dec 18, 2018 Melissa rated it really liked it review of another edition Recommended This clever and captivating novel contains elements of mystery, romance, crime, and travelogue But at its core, it s a coming of age story of loyalty and commitment, connection and isolation, and risk and reward The characters and the twists of their lives manage to be both relatable and exotic.The author does a wonderful job of placing the story in two vastly different worlds Russia and Louisiana while very successfully linking the settings through their common small town, co Recommended This clever and captivating novel contains elements of mystery, romance, crime, and travelogue But at its core, it s a coming of age story of loyalty and commitment, connection and isolation, and risk and reward The characters and the twists of their lives manage to be both relatable and exotic.The author does a wonderful job of placing the story in two vastly different worlds Russia and Louisiana while very successfully linking the settings through their common small town, company town roots The venue and time shifting structure of the novel is intriguing and keeps the reader s attention and interest piqued flag Like see review Dec 19, 2018 Sherry Chiger rated it it was amazing review of another edition This book is as close to perfect as any other novel I ve read From the first paragraph, with its almost throwaway mention of how a hook had given a coat a permanent hump behind the collar, it transports you with its authenticity Every character is well rounded, fallible, utterly human every relationship is relatable, and the bond between the protagonist, Ilya, and his older brother, Vladimir, is limned beautifully There s a mystery that drives the plot, but even if there weren t, I d have This book is as close to perfect as any other novel I ve read From the first paragraph, with its almost throwaway mention of how a hook had given a coat a permanent hump behind the collar, it transports you with its authenticity Every character is well rounded, fallible, utterly human every relationship is relatable, and the bond between the protagonist, Ilya, and his older brother, Vladimir, is limned beautifully There s a mystery that drives the plot, but even if there weren t, I d have love this book, so heartbreaking true is its world This is a must read Thank you, NetGalley and Penguin Press, for giving me an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review flag Like see review Oct 13, 2018 Nina rated it it was amazing review of another edition I loved this book Thank you to the publisher for the ARC It is good to be reminded of how lucky I am to live in this country despite its numerous flaws Ilya and Sadie are the most interesting, complex and lovable adolescent characters I ve read in a long time Their supporting cast of teenagers and adults are all interesting and almost all worthy of our empathy It is difficult to grow up without hurting others or being hurt along the way Hope is essential Some of the sentences in this bo I loved this book Thank you to the publisher for the ARC It is good to be reminded of how lucky I am to live in this country despite its numerous flaws Ilya and Sadie are the most interesting, complex and lovable adolescent characters I ve read in a long time Their supporting cast of teenagers and adults are all interesting and almost all worthy of our empathy It is difficult to grow up without hurting others or being hurt along the way Hope is essential Some of the sentences in this book are so beautiful I want to treasure them I can t wait to recommend this book to my book group and friends I regret that when I reread it can t be for the first time again flag Like see review Jan 12, 2019 manatee rated it liked it review of another edition I found this story really worthwhile and fascinating I loved the portrayal of Ilya, who studies hard and embodies all the hopes and dreams of his family in a worn out oil refinery town in Russia As a reward for all the hard work, he is sent to a refinery town in Louisiana as an exchange student This is a well written and captivating book with a cast of memorable characters trying to make sense of a new Russia It only bugged me a little that Ilya s English was so flawless and idiomatically pe I found this story really worthwhile and fascinating I loved the portrayal of Ilya, who studies hard and embodies all the hopes and dreams of his family in a worn out oil refinery town in Russia As a reward for all the hard work, he is sent to a refinery town in Louisiana as an exchange student This is a well written and captivating book with a cast of memorable characters trying to make sense of a new Russia It only bugged me a little that Ilya s English was so flawless and idiomatically perfect.Still, I recommend this novel flag Like see review Jan 03, 2019 James Beggarly rated it it was amazing Wonderful first novel about a high school exchange student from a poor town in Russia, now living with an American family in Louisiana It should be the most exciting time of his life, but his drug addicted brother has just confessed to three murders and his brother has to find a way to prove his innocence half a world away This is actually a great character study and a story that is told with so much empathy flag Like see review Oct 21, 2018 Ab11 rated it it was amazing review of another edition I was hooked on this book from the first chapter It has all my favorite things The plot is a fast paced murder mystery and the characters and the two very different worlds they occupy are so inventive and beautifully observed The reveal at the end wasn t predictable at all and didn t disappoint Such a great literary thriller flag Like see review Jan 02, 2019 William Haynes rated it it was amazing review of another edition So fantastic I haven t been this lost and invested in characters in years Aside from the rich storyline, the incredible sense of place that Fitzpatrick created in Louisiana and Russia was so deeply wonderful and most certainly haunting Can t believe this is her first book I could ve read 500 pages without blinking I m ready for from Fitzpatrick ENJOY flag Like see review Dec 24, 2018 Cheryl rated it it was amazing review of another edition Such a heartbreaking and sweet book all rolled into one fabulous story This book grabs you from the first chapter and pulls you into the world of Ilya and Vladimir Ilya so easy to love and bad boy Vladimir who you want to strangle and rescue all at the same time Each character developed beautifully to allow the reader to see and understand them clearly Loved it flag Like see review Jan 09, 2019 Nick Gardner rated it it was amazing review of another edition Just imagining the amount of research put into this book is baffling Lydia Fitzpatrick tackles diverse characters and endears tough characters to the reader A truly beautiful book that tackles addiction, capitalism, and what it s like to live in a foreign country And the book is redeeming, not all a sad story like I might ve expected flag Like see review Dec 28, 2018 Jill Joplin rated it liked it review of another edition Well written but v depressing flag Like see review Jan 10, 2019 Donna Foster rated it really liked it Shelves review Flipping between Russia and the USA mixed with the same tragic problems across the world flag Like see review previous 1 2 3 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed

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      • Lydia Fitzpatrick

        Lydia Fitzpatrick s work has appeared in the The O Henry Prize Stories, The Best American Mystery Stories, One Story, Glimmer Train, and elsewhere She was a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, a fiction fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, and a recipient of an Elizabeth George Foundation grant She graduated from Princeton University and received an MFA from the Un Lydia Fitzpatrick s work has appeared in the The O Henry Prize Stories, The Best American Mystery Stories, One Story, Glimmer Train, and elsewhere She was a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, a fiction fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, and a recipient of an Elizabeth George Foundation grant She graduated from Princeton University and received an MFA from the University of Michigan She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughters


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    1. T was a junkie girl in my world And everything began to twirl And it spun so that I couldn t even stand She had many charms, I heard alarms She stuck needles in my arm And I guess that s when the trouble began Days and nights, city lights Empty bags and broken pipes Slowly things got completely out of hand Oh my god how far Did we fall to get to where we are In the dark, it s not always easy to see the light Was it just because It was love on drugs I don t know how we made it out alive Lyric< [...]


    2. Thank you penguinpress for providing me with this free copy of Lights All Night Long by Lydia Fitzpatrick to read and review, it was such a compelling reading experience.I was really very impressed by this novel, which is Fitzpatrick s debut It follows the moving story of Ilya, a gifted Russian student from a small refinery town whose talent for languages is often overshadowed by his older brother s problems, which become a lot worse when a new drug called Krokodil arrives in Berlozhniki and Tha [...]


    3. Living in a derelict mining town near the Arctic Circle, Ilya learns English from the bootleg VHS movies he and his brother Vladimir watch incessantly Some tapes are so damaged that the dubbing of the languages overlap After an astute teacher recognizes his gift, Ilya s loyalties are split between his increasing ambitions to become an exchange student in the US and his love for his brother who he doesn t want to leave in the dust From the first, we know he makes his way to Louisiana, and hi Livi [...]


    4. Profoundly sad and affecting story of two brothers from a small town in what is best known to the rest of the world as gulag archipelago who take very different ways out of there One uses his smarts, learns English, gets to go to US to study, the other choses addiction No idea if the author has ever actually visited the area, but her descriptions of it are superb, not just surroundings but the zeitgeist, the beaten down snowed in tired desperation of an oligarch owned small company town so rem P [...]


    5. Exchange student Ilya Alexandrovich s plans and hard work are finally airborne He lands in Louisiana ready to embrace the Jean Claude Van Damme American life, just as he and his brother, Vladimir had shouted intent from their Russian kommunalki community flats Except Vladimir, punk and drug addict, remains back home to stand trial for the murder of three young women Guilty Framed And Ilya, amidst the bounty of Walmart, gyrating preachers, and high school comes to realize how he and Vladimir Exch [...]


    6. This book is as close to perfect as any other novel I ve read From the first paragraph, with its almost throwaway mention of how a hook had given a coat a permanent hump behind the collar, it transports you with its authenticity Every character is well rounded, fallible, utterly human every relationship is relatable, and the bond between the protagonist, Ilya, and his older brother, Vladimir, is limned beautifully There s a mystery that drives the plot, but even if there weren t, I d have This b [...]


    7. I was lucky to get my hands on an advanced copy of this wonderful book I read Lights all Night Long on a long airplane flight and had about 15 pages left when the plane landed I was so captivated by the conclusion of the book and the revelation of the mystery that I could not put the book down I ended up being the last person on the plane with the stewardess gently telling me it was time to get off the plane Simply put, Lights all Night Long is an utterly captivating story with a mystery tha I w [...]


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