Available today, Mark Helprin’s epic love story, IN SUNLIGHT AND IN SHADOW. Read an excerpt.
New York in 1947 glows with postwar energy. Harry Copeland, an elite paratrooper who fought behind enemy lines in Europe, returns home to run the family business. In a single encounter on the Staten Island ferry, the young singer and heiress Catherine Thomas Hale falls for him in an instant.
Harry and Catherine pursue one another in a romance played out in postwar America’s Broadway theaters, Long Island mansions, the offices of financiers, and the haunts of gangsters. “Helprin evokes a romantic vision of postwar New York, with its invigorating bustle of humanity, its architectural glories and its inevitable transition into mass-produced modernity”* and asks the question can love and honor conquer all?
*Wall Street Journal