Nedra and Viri seemingly have it all: two beautiful children, loving friends, dinner parties, lazy summer days on the beach and winter nights by the fireplace. But as the story unfolds we start to see the cracks in this ostensibly idyllic life. A line or two in-between the paragraphs and you realize that not all is as it seems. Salter was known among his peers as a master of sentences and Light Years demonstrates just that. The way he portrays his characters makes you feel you intimately know them. Their dialogue makes you want to be a part of them. This is a marvelously told story about a marriage.
Light Years - James Salter