Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: A lyrical and beautifully realised novel about a blind man's experiences of the world around him, from the acclaimed author of GHOST MACINDOE. Edward Morton, a translator, and absolutely blind arrives at the Oak, an ailing spa hotel in the west of England, intending to stay for a few days, to visit his family and to work. The manager of the Oak, Malcolm Caldecott, is preparing for the closure of the hotel, and for the visit of Stephanie, the daughter he has not seen for eight years. Eloni Dobra, a chambermaid at the Oak, is striving to establish a life in England, and to free herself of a burden that is crucial to her relationship both with her employer and with Edward Morton. As the nature of that burden becomes clearer, each of these four protagonists and the absent fifth -- Morton's lover -- moves towards a crisis, perhaps towards a major change and, like the Oak itself, towards an uncertain future. Spanning the last three weeks of the Oak's existence, Invisible interweaves multiple voices -- voices in conversation, voices in writing, on tape, in memory. It's an investigation of our perception of the world and our place in it, of the pleasures and deceptions of the senses, of the uses of language, of the lure of nostalgia and the difficulties of living in the present. Above all, like Buckley's previous novel, Ghost MacIndoe, it's a lyrical celebration of the transient, and an original study of love.
About the Author: Jonathan Buckley lives in Greenwich, London. He is the author of three previous novels. The Biography of Thomas Lang was published in 1997, Xerxes in 1999 and Ghost MacIndoe in 2001.
Publisher: Fourth Estate Ltd
Book Condition: VERY GOOD
Book Description Hardback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR005864734
Book Description Hardback. Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Seller Inventory # GOR003971963
Book Description Fourth Estate, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Ex-library. Dispatched daily from the UK. Seller Inventory # mon0000135769
Book Description Fourth Estate Ltd, London, United Kingdom, 2004. hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Seller Inventory # 098619