'I had been mistaken for him so many times that when he died it was as if part of myself had died too.'Kevin Thunder grew up with a double - a boy so uncannily like him that they were mistaken for each other at every turn. As children in 1960s Dublin, one lived next to Bram Stoker's house, haunted by an imagined Dracula, the other in the more refined spaces of Palmerston Park. Though divided, like the city itself, by background and class, they shared the same smell, the same looks, and perhaps, as he comes to realize, the same soul. They exchange identities when it suits them, as their lives take them to England and America, and find that taking on another's personality can lead to darker places than either had imagined. Neil Jordan's long-awaited new novel is an extraordinary achievement - a comedy of manners at the same time as a Gothic tragedy, a thriller and an elegy. It offers imaginative entertainment of the highest order.
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Neil Jordan was born in 1950 in Sligo. He is the author of several critically acclaimed novels including The Past, The Dream of a Beast, Sunrise with Sea Monster, Shade and Night in Tunisia, a collection of short stories which won the Guardian Fiction Prize. He has written, directed and produced a large number of award-winning films including The Crying Game, Michael Collins, The End of the Affair and most recently Ondine. He lives in Dublin.Review:
'Desperately compelling . . . Meditative and compulsive, Shade continues to haunt long after the book is closed' * Observer * Romantic . . . lyrical . . . a novel of atmosphere . . . it succeeds powerfully * Sunday Times * Extraordinary . . . an enormously powerful book * Daily Telegraph * Praise for Neil Jordan's previous book Shade * - *
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Book Description John Murray Publishers Ltd, 2011. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # A606B9781848544185
Book Description John Murray Publishers Ltd, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111848544189
Book Description John Murray, London, United Kingdom, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. First UK Edition. First Print. This is a true first hardcover edition, first printing (first impression) copy in a Fine dust jacket. Signed by Neil Jordan to the title page. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 005117