The Memory of Light


There are a lot of dark themes in this book: suicide, depression, mental illness, difficult family relationships, and yet The Memory of Light doesn’t feel overly dark. Its mood is overall, one of hope and unconventional friendship. Francisco X. Stork has a writer’s voice that is honest, nuanced with both the unbearable sadness of Vicky, the main character, and the understanding of hope she grows to have.

You can read more about the plot and the author here.


About AnEducationInBooks

Wendy BooydeGraaff is the author of Salad Pie, a children's picture book published by Ripple Grove Press. Her work has been published in Emrys Journal Online, The Emerson Review, Jellyfish Review, Bending Genres, SmokeLong Quarterly and Leopardskin & Limes, and is forthcoming in NOON. Read more work at or find her on Twitter @BooyTweets.
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2 Responses to The Memory of Light

  1. Aquileana says:

    `The Memory of Light does not feel overly dark´….
    I guess that those memories are also promises of recovery and illumination…
    Good blurb… sending best wishes. Aquileana 🌟

    • Thanks, Aquileana. You’re right, there is a promise of recovery in there, both for the main character and some of the others. It’s an honest promise, though, not naive nor glib.

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