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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95
One part Nietzsche, one part Humbert Humbert, and a soupcon of Milton?s Lucifer, Axel Vander, the dizzyingly unreliable narrator of John Banville?s masterful new novel, is very old, recently widowed, and the bearer of a fearsome reputation as a literary dandy and bully. A product of the Old World, he is also an escapee from its conflagrations, with... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.95
In this luminous new novel about love, loss, and the unpredictable power of memory, John Banville introduces us to Max Morden, a middle-aged Irishman who has gone back to the seaside town where he spent his summer holidays as a child to cope with the recent loss of his wife. It is also a return to the place where he met the Graces, the well-heeled... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.00
In this deeply moving and original book, John Banville alloys mystery, fable, and ghost story with poignant psychological acuity to forge the riveting story of a man wary of the future, plagued by the past, and so uncertain in the present that he cannot discern the spectral from the real. When renowned actor Alexander Cleave was a boy living in a... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00
As Maskell retraces his tortuous path from his recruitment at Cambridge to the airless upper regions of the establishment, we discover a figure of manifold doubleness: Irishman and Englishman; husband, father, and lover of men; betrayer and dupe. Beautifully written, filled with convincing fictional portraits of Maskell's co-conspirators, and vibrant... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 12.95
An early classic from the Man Booker-prize winning author of The Sea . I am therefore I think . So starts John Banville?s 1973 novel Birchwood , a novel that centers around Gabriel Godkin and his return to his dilapidated family estate. After years away, Gabriel returns to a house filled with memories and despair. Delving deep into family secrets?a... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00
On a languid midsummer?s day in the countryside, old Adam Godley, a renowned theoretical mathematician, is dying. His family gathers at his bedside: his son, young Adam, struggling to maintain his marriage to a radiantly beautiful actress; his nineteen-year-old daughter, Petra, filled with voices and visions as she waits for the inevitable; their mother,... more...
- Pan Macmillan UK 2005; US$ 14.67
WINNER OF THE 2005 MAN BOOKER PRIZE When art historian Max Morden returns to the seaside village where he once spent a childhood holiday, he is both escaping from a recent loss and confronting a distant trauma. The Grace family had appeared that long-ago summer as if from another world. Mr and Mrs Grace, with their worldly ease and candour, were... more...
- Pan Macmillan UK 2009; US$ 15.45
One midsummer's day in Arden, the Godley family gather at their dying father's bedside, a collection of troubled individuals and fraying relationships. The gods, those mischievous spirits, look on silently; unable to resist intervening, they spy, tease and seduce their mortal playthings. Old Adam Godley's time on earth seems to be running out, and... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 8.35
?Sleek, beautiful, breathtakingly cunning prose? Sunday Times Morrow ? a clerkish, middle-aged type encumbered with a chain-smoking dying aunt and a considerable talent for wallowing ? is at a loose end when, on two separate occasions, he is beckoned up the stairs of an empty Dublin house. The first is an offer of dubious work, and Morrow soon becomes... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2009; US$ 9.76
Victor Maskell has been betrayed. After the announcement in the Commons and the hasty revelation of his double life of wartime espionage, his disgrace is public, his knighthood revoked, his position as curator of the Queen?s pictures terminated. There are questions to be answered. For whom has he been sacrificed? To what has he sacrificed his life?... more...