“Every word of this short novel is relevant. Brilliant, actually.”
— ReadinginLA.com

“This is Jones’s fourth novel (his prior three novels were all New York Times Notable Books), and his sentences and language shine. Radiance is entertaining, profoundly meditative, and quietly moving. Jones is an astute chronicler of the intimate and the interior, keenly recording delicate shifts in feeling and tone. And Radiance manages to come together in a wistful ending that somehow reads as both solid and porous, sustaining this reader with a satisfaction and calm born of uncertainty.”
—Victoria Patterson in Three Guys One Book



“Jones manages to draw bold discussions of big questions — life, death, time, space, and what the universe is made of — from seemingly superficial events.”

The New York Times

“In Louis B. Jones, as in no other writer working today, a sense of moral outrage, that rare thing, is yoked, oddly and with extraordinary power, to a thrilling gift for lyrical prose.”
—Michael Chabon, author of Kavalier and Clay