We Are Light

Gerda Blees


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World Editions Ltd
1 August 2023
ISBN: 9781912987511
240 pages

From the publisher

Translated by Michele Hutchison

Look at things from their perspective

In the middle of a summer night, Elisabeth, the oldest resident of the Sound & Love Commune, dies. Her sister Melodie and their two other housemates are arrested: the group’s attempts to stop eating and start living on light and love alone appear to have been fatal to Elisabeth. From unworldly idealists on the fringes of society, the remaining three suddenly become suspects in a criminal case. Through the eyes of the night, the neighbors, doubt, the scent of an orange, and many other characters and entities, we see how each of those involved gives a different answer to the question of how Elisabeth came to die. Who is to blame? And does the commune still have a future? We Are Light is a highly original and entertaining novel about manipulation, vulnerability, and trying to be better.