London: William Heinemann, 2021. NEW. Hardcover: FINE. Dust Wrapper: FINE. LIMITED EDITION. SIGNED AND NUMBERED, #205/250. The first novel in nearly twenty years from the acclaimed actor/writer/director, A Bright Ray of Darkness is a book about art and love, fame and heartbreak -- a blistering story of a young man making his Broadway debut just as his marriage implodes. “Ethan Hawke is a true writer and his duality as an artist is skillfully reflected in A Bright Ray of Darkness. Hawke circles, descends, and crawls into his characters skin. Grimy shadows pass over the footlights, into the bowels of the theatre, where a struggling actor, perhaps mirroring the writer, seeks the vine of redemption, and claws his way into becoming. Bright Ray is a riveting work.' Patti Smith.