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Ancient Light by John Banville

<b>The Man Booker Prize-winning author of<i>The Sea</i>gives us a brilliant, profoundly moving new novel about an actor in the twilight of his life and his career: a meditation on love and loss, and on the inscrutable immediacy of the past in our present lives.</b><br /> <br /> Is there any difference between memory and invention? That is the question that fuels this stunning novel, written with the depth of character, the clarifying lyricism, and the heart-wrenching humor that have marked all of John Banvilles extraordinary works. And it is the question that haunts Alexander Cleave as he plumbs the memories of his first-and perhaps only-love (he, just fifteen, the woman more than twice his age, the mother of his best friend; the situation impossible, thrilling, devouring, and finally devastating) . . . and of his daughter, lost to a kind of madness of mind and heart that Cleave can only fail to understand. When his stunted acting career is suddenly, inexplicably revived with a movie role portraying a man who may not be who he says he is, his young leading lady-famous and fragile-unwittingly gives him the opportunity to see with aching clarity the chasm that yawns between the doing of a thing and the recollection of what was done.

Author: John Banville

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 304

Publisher: Knopf

Publication Date: 2012-10-02

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ISBN: 0307957055


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