cover image History of Luminous Motion

History of Luminous Motion

Scott Bradfield. Vintage Books USA, $11 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-679-72943-3

``In his first novel, Bradfield composes a verbal fantasia on the theme of a young felon's confused feelings and reckless misdeeds.'' A psychotic seven-year-old and his mother drift around California, murdering and thieving. This ``offers the fruits of a rich novelistic imagination,'' wrote PW. (Aug.)