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In Sunlight and in Shadow

In Sunlight and in Shadow - Mark Helprin This book would have been 4 or 5 and 200 pages shorter if a good editor could have controlled Mr. Helprin's excessive verbiage. High literary style like highly spiced foods must be used sparingly. Helprin's writing exudes excessive overdone overwrought over the top prose. Sepnding a page and a half about the vagaries of a new york sunset or the eternal nature of love without any visible connection to charcter or story falls as flat as a burned souffle.