Lights All Night Long

Lights All Night Long

Title:Lights All Night Long
ISBN:null
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:352 pages

Lights All Night Long is the stunning story of Ilya Alexandrovich Ekhlakov and his older brother, Vladimir. Two brothers who live in Berlozhniki, a refinery town on the edge of the arctic circle, where they spend their days watching bootleg American VHSs and their nights sleeping head-to-toe on the pull-out couch in their apartment. Ilya is a lingual prodigy; Vladimir the worst student at School #652 and an avid explorer of Berlozhniki’s seedier side. Still, the brothers are close, their love a careful balance of admiration and jealousy. When Ilya is tapped for an exchange program between Berlozhniki and an American refinery town, that balance is upset and Vladimir disappears into Berlozhniki’s underworld.

That winter, Ilya’s last in Russia, a new drug called krokodil surfaces in Berlozhniki and three women are murdered. Just as Ilya is about to depart for America, Vladimir is charged with the murders. Ilya arrives in Effie, Louisiana heartbroken, and in no mood to assimilate. But with the help of his host parents’ daughter - a local girl with secrets of her own - he embarks on a mission to prove Vladimir’s innocence. Lights All Night Long is a thrilling story of the fierce love between brothers, the sacrifices we make for family, and the power the past holds over the future.


    Lights All Night Long Reviews

  • Angela M

    Two brothers who couldn’t be any more different. The younger one, Ilya is 15 and smart, serious about his education, an exceptional student. Vladimir, at 17 is definitely not interested in school, d...

  • Larry H

    Brooding yet hopeful, Lydia Fitzpatrick's debut novel, Lights All Night Long , is a gripping story about family, envy, and being caught between loyalty and the desire to make a better life for yourse...

  • Susanne  Strong

    4.25 Stars* (rounded down)Brilliant, intense, thought-provoking!When Ilya got the opportunity to go to America from his hometown of Berlozhniki in Russia, he always imagined that his older brother, Vl...

  • Karen

    A coming of age story of two devoted Russian brothers. Vladimir the oldest is quite a cad.. into thievery, drugs, sex, .etc. and Ilya the younger brother, a good kid with a great mind. They come from ...

  • Donna

    "T'was a junkie girl in my world And everything began to twirl And it spun so that I couldn't even stand She had many charms, I heard alarms She stuck needles in my arm And I guess that’s when the t...

  • Aga Durka

    4.5 Stars, rounded up to 5. Ilya and Vladimir, two brothers born and raised in Russia, make life choices that will lead them into two different worlds. Forced by their decisions and opportunities pres...

  • Sonja Arlow

    Every time I am finished reading a book that packs a literary punch I feel completely inadequate to review it.Ilya’s dream of going to America has come true, the land of plenty, of super stores with...

  • Kathleen

    Ilya Alexandrovich Ekhlakov arrives in Effie, Louisiana as an exchange student from Berlozhniki, Russia with a heavy suitcase of guilt. His brother, Vladimir, has confessed to killing three young wome...

  • Abbie | ab_reads

    Thank you @penguinpress for providing me with this free copy of Lights All Night Long by Lydia Fitzpatrick to read and review, it was such a compelling reading experience!.I was really very impressed ...

  • Sarah

    Lights All Night Long feels really quite an accomplished debut novel from Lydia Fitzpatrick. A coming of age story following Ilya Ekhalov, a teenage boy from rural Russia who gains a place on an excha...