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Birchwood By John Banville

Birchwood
by John Banville

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`This is one of the most startling of the century's varied achievements in Irish writing' Seamus Deane
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Birchwood Summary


Birchwood by John Banville

Told with lyrical prose, John Banville's Birchwood is the elegiac story of the aristocratic decline of an eccentric family riddled with dark secrets.

Once the big house on an Irish estate, Birchwood has turned into a baroque madhouse for its ruined inhabitants. One disaster succeeds another, until young Gabriel Godkin runs away to join a travelling circus and look for his long-lost twin sister. Soon he discovers that famine and unrest stalk the countryside, and Ireland is ruined too.

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Birchwood Reviews


Birchwood represents a watershed in contemporary Irish writing: it is a novel in which history becomes a rich black comedy full of land agitation and Gothic characters; and a sense of bewilderment at the nature of the universe fills its pages. -- Colm Toibin
John Banville is one of the great masters of the . . . English language. -- Catherine Lockerbie * Scotsman *

About John Banville


John Banville was born in Wexford, Ireland, in 1945. He is the author of many highly acclaimed novels including The Sea, which won the 2005 Man Booker Prize. He has received a literary award from the Lannan Foundation. He lives in Dublin.

Additional information

GOR001638052
Birchwood by John Banville
John Banville
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pan Macmillan
2010-08-06
176
0330372327
9780330372329
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