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The Sea By John Banville

The Sea
by John Banville

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The brilliant new novel by the Booker-shortlisted author of Shroud and The Book of Evidence, John Banville is, quite simply, one of the greatest novelists writing in the English language today.
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The Sea Summary


The Sea by John Banville

When Max Morden returns to the coastal town where he spent a holiday in his youth he is both escaping from a recent loss and confronting a distant trauma.

The Grace family appear that long ago summer as if from another world. Drawn to the Grace twins, Chloe and Myles, Max soon finds himself entangled in their lives, which are as seductive as they are unsettling. What ensues will haunt him for the rest of his years and shape everything that is to follow.

John Banville is one of the most sublime writers working in the English language. Utterly compelling, profoundly moving and illuminating, The Sea is quite possibly the best thing he has ever written.

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The Sea Reviews


" Remarkable. . . . The power and strangeness and piercing beauty of ["The Sea" is] a wonder."
- " The Washington Post Book World"
" With his fastidious wit and exquisite style, John Banville is the heir to Nabokov. . . . "The Sea" [is] his best novel so far." - "The Sunday Telegraph"
" "The Sea "offers an extraordinary meditation on mortality, grief, death, childhood and memory. . . . Undeniably brilliant." - "USA Today"
" A gem. . . . [The sea]is a presence on every page, its ceaseless undulations echoing constantly in the cadences of the prose. This novel shouldn't simply be read. It needs to be heard, for its sound is intoxicating. . . . A winning work of art." - "The Philadelphia Inquirer"
"Remarkable. . . . The power and strangeness and piercing beauty of ["The Sea" is] a wonder."
-" The Washington Post Book World"
"With his fastidious wit and exquisite style, John Banville is the heir to Nabokov. . . . "The Sea" [is] his best novel so far."-"The Sunday Telegraph"
""The Sea "offers an extraordinary meditation on mortality, grief, death, childhood and memory. . . . Undeniably brilliant." -"USA Today"
"A gem. . . . [The sea]is a presence on every page, its ceaseless undulations echoing constantly in the cadences of the prose. This novel shouldn't simply be read. It needs to be heard, for its sound is intoxicating. . . . A winning work of art." -"The Philadelphia Inquirer"

About John Banville


John Banville was born in Wexford, Ireland, in 1945. He is the author of many highly acclaimed and prize-winning novels including The Sea, which won the 2005 Booker Prize. He has been awarded the Franz Kafka Prize and a literary award from the Lannan Foundation. He lives in Dublin.

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GOR001086067
The Sea by John Banville
John Banville
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Pan Macmillan
2005-06-03
272
0330483285
9780330483285
Winner of Man Booker Prize 2005 (UK)
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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