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Ancient Light (Vintage International)

Banville, John

ISBN 10: 0307946924 / 0-307-94692-4
ISBN 13: 9780307946928
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: 2013
Binding: Softcover
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Is there a difference between memory and invention? That is the question that haunts Alexander Cleave as he reflects on his first, and perhaps only, love—an underage affair with his best friend’s mother. When his stunted acting career is suddenly, inexplicably revived with a movie role playing a man who may not be who he claims, his young leading lady—famous and fragile—unwittingly gives him the opportunity to see, with startling clarity, the gap between the things he has done and the way he recalls them. Profoundly moving, Ancient Light is written with the depth of character, clarifying lyricism, and heart-wrenching humor that mark all of Man Booker Prize-winning author John Banville’s extraordinary works.

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Book Description: Vintage, 2013. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Reviews from the UK "Banville perfectly captures the spirit of adolescence, the body of yearning for sexual experience, the mind blurring eroticism and emotion. . . . [He] is a Nabokovian artist, his prose so rich, poetic and packed with startling imagery that reading it is akin to gliding regally through a lake of praline: it's a slow, stately process, delicious and to be savoured. . . . . This is a luminous, breathtaking work." -- The Independent "Luminescent . . . Illuminating and often funny but ultimately devastating . . . Breathtaking beauty and profundity on love and loss and death, the final page of which brought tears. The Stockholm jury should pick up the phone now." -- The Financial Times "Banville's prose, as gorgeous and precise as in his 2005 Man Booker winner The Sea , evokes scenes so that they burn in the reader's mind." -- Sunday Express "A world where the past is more vivid than that present, and the dead somehow more alive than the living. . . . startlingly brilliant." -- The Sunday Telegraph "Banville, with his forensic sensory memory, his great gift for textural (and textual) precision, his ability to inhabit not just a room, as a writer, but also the full weight of a breathing body, is exactly in his element here. . . . Cleverness is on display, and nothing might be quite what it seems, but Banville's duty of care, to the emotional lives of his characters, to the worlds in which they live, is not neglected for a moment." -- The Observer " Ancient Light dazzles . . . It is a work of commanding artistry, each scene exquisitely realized in burnished prose. . . . Banville's unmatched descriptive artistry [fixes] every fleeting moment and sensation mind with painterly precision . . . haunting beauty." -- The Scotsman. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0307946924

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