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Ancient Light

Ancient Light

John Banville

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It is a dazzling novel, funny, utterly pleasurable and devastatingly moving in the same moment.

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'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 1950's Ireland: the illicit meetings in a run down cottage outside town; assignations in the back of his lover's car on sunny mornings, 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.

Ancient Light is the story of a life rendered brilliantly vivid: the obsession and selfishness of young love and the terrifying shock of grief.

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Author John Banville
Publisher Viking
Publication date 5 Jul 2012
Format Paperback
ISBN/EAN 9780670920624

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