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Ancient Light (Hardback)
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Hardback Published: 05/07/2012
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A story of obsessive young love and the power of grief, "Ancient Light" is the best novel yet from the Booker Prize winner of "The Sea". 'Billy Gray was my best friend and I fell in love with his mother.' Alexander Cleave, an actor who thinks his best days are behind him, remembers his first unlikely affair as a teenage boy in a small town in 1950s Ireland: the illicit meetings in a rundown cottage outside town; assignations in the back of his lover's car on sunny mornings and rain-soaked afternoons. And with these early memories comes something sharper and much darker - the more recent recollection of the actor's own daughter's suicide ten years before. 'I should like to be in love again, I should like to fall in love again, just once more.' "Ancient Light' is the story of a life rendered brilliantly vivid: the obsession and selfishness of young love and the terrifying shock of grief. It is a dazzling novel, funny, utterly pleasurable and devastatingly moving in the same moment. 'He is a master, and his prose gives continuous, sensual delight' Martin Amis on John Banville John Banville was born in Wexford, Ireland, in 1945. He is the author of fourteen previous novels including "The Sea", which won the 2005 Man Booker Prize. He was recently awarded the Franz Kafka Prize.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780670920617
Weight: 484 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 26 mm

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“Hard going read”

Having not read anything previously by this author and feeling a little intrigued by the summary and certainly the front cover, I anticipated some interesting and compelling reading. Sad to say, I was a little... More

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“Not a fan”

I must start by saying that I very much wanted to like this book. The story is set in what would sound like a typical read of mine, Ireland in the 1950s. I could tell however from a few pages in that the read would be... More

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“Memories?”

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