Book cover for Everything the Light Touches

Everything the Light Touches

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‘A novel like none other’ AMITAV GHOSH‘A masterpiece’ AVNI DOSHI‘Wise, funny, touching’ ROBERT MACFARLANEWinner, Sushila Devi 2023

Winner, Atta Galatta 2023 for Best Fiction

Winner, AutHer Award 2023 for Fiction

Finalist, Tata Live Award for Fiction 2023

Longlisted, 2023 JCB Prize for Literature

Shortlisted, Valley of Words Awards 2023 for English Fiction

ABest Book of 2022 in The New Yorker

Four lives, uniquely linked, in a story that journeys across continents and centuries…

For Shai, lost and drifting, a visit to her hometown in India’s Northeast offers the possibility of new ways of living.

For Evelyn, a Cambridge student, scientific inspiration guides her to the forests of the lower Himalayas and a world she has only read about.

For Johann, a German writer, travelling through Italy inspires him to develop ground-breaking ideas that will cement his place in history.

And for a young Swede, an unwavering curiosity for Earth’s natural wonders takes him on an expedition that will forever alter the way we understand the world around us.

A multi-layered literary saga bringing together people and places that seem, at first, far removed, Everything the Light Touches is a marvellous exploration of our ways of seeing, told through the eyes of four unexpectedly intertwined people.