Best known for his 1983 masterpiece A Winter's Tale, Mark Helprin is returning this October with a novel that's equally epic in its scope and power, In Sunlight and Shadow. It's publisher HMH's lead fiction title for the fall.
Set in 1940s New York City, the novel follows a middle-class paratrooper who falls in love at first sight with a beautiful heiress. Their romance plays out against a backdrop of gangster dives, Broadway lights, luxurious mansions—the entire spectrum of modern-era America.
Will you read it?