First Light: a novel
© 1987
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First Light takes us backward through the lives of Hugh and Dorsey Welch, a bother and sister born and raised in a small Michigan town. We meet them as adults--Dorsey, an eminent astrophysicist, Hugh, a quiet unassuming Buick salesman in their hometown--and discover their pasts: difficult marriages, dark and destructive love affairs, moments of triumph, of disappointment, of sheer joy.

Tracing their paths back to the day of Dorsey's birth First Light reveals the experiences that put such a distance between Hugh and Dorsey, and the ties of imperfect love that bind them together.

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