I thought this would be a good time to talk a little about the book.
As you may have guessed from the title "Unremarkable in Light" has some underlying themes throughout the story; primarily in reference to light. My use of light, shadows, and darkness are key factors to the developement of tone and imagery. Light is dipicted in terms of emotion as well as scheamatically to create ongoing personal connections to scenery and locations. References to light are also used to create emotion during the life span of the story. Key moments are defined by descriptive ties between light and emotion. No-where will this be more evident than on the sidewalk in front of Earl and Ella's home in chapter thirty and the dark comforts drempt in a morning sunrise found at the end of chapter eleven. Through this purposefully drafted imagery the reader is drawn into the discovery that light is not always warmth and dark is not always cold. In the end I want the reader to experience Earl's life through vivid imagery and connect emotion and events within the timeline to new concepts in relating to light and darkness. By the way the reader is brought through these events of Earl's life I wanted to create a lasting warmth for these charachters; as lasting and as personal as the warmth depicted in the discription of the little country church in chapter ten.
Through light, darkness, and shadows we survive struggles and triumphs with a cast of characters as familiar as our own family and find ourselves welcomed to take in the comforts of home as the closing day fades into dusk.