Children of Light

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Children of Light
First edition cover
Author Robert Stone
Country United States
Language English
Genre Fiction
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf
Publication date
Media type Print (hardcover & paperback)
Pages 258
ISBN 0-394-52573-6
OCLC 12974687
LC Class PS3569.T6418 C5 1986[1]
Preceded by A Flag for Sunrise
Followed by Outerbridge Reach

Children of Light is the fourth published novel by U. S. writer Robert Stone. It was published in 1986.


In the front matter of the published version of the novel, Stone acknowledges that during the writing of this novel he received assistance from the National Endowment for the Arts and a residency at the Villa Serbelloni.

Portions of this novel were originally published in Esquire, The Paris Review, Playboy, and TriQuarterly.

Brief synopsis[edit]

The story tracks the lives of Gordon Walker, a failed playwright in his 40s and modestly successful screenwriter-actor, and his old flame Lee Verger, the stage name of Lu Anne Bourgeois Morgen, a successful actress who suffers from paranoid schizophrenia. [2] Gordon, an alcoholic drug addict whose second wife has just left him left him goes on location to Mexico where they're filming Walker's screenplay which is an adaptation of Kate Chopin's The Awakening that Lu Anne is starring in. Walker discovers that she has gone off of her medication in an attempt to more fully embody her character.