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The Resource Ancient light, John Banville

Ancient light, John Banville

Label
Ancient light
Title
Ancient light
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John Banville
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Genre
Language
eng
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Summary
Alexander Cleave, an actor who thinks his best days are behind him, remembers his first unlikely affair as a teenage boy in a small town in 1950s Ireland: the illicit meetings in a rundown cottage outside town; assignations in the back of his lover's car on sunny mornings and rain-soaked afternoons. And with these early memories comes something sharper and much darker - the more recent recollection of the actor's own daughter's suicide ten years before. Ancient Light is the story of a life rendered brilliantly vivid: the obsession and selfishness of young love and the terrifying shock of grief. It is a dazzling novel, funny, utterly pleasurable and devastatingly moving in the same moment.
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Storyline
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Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10145203
Cataloging source
DLC
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Banville, John
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
Series statement
Alexander Cleave trilogy
Series volume
0003
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  • Actors
  • Reminiscing in old age
  • Memory
  • Older men
  • Loss (Psychology)
Target audience
adult
Label
Ancient light, John Banville
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Publication
Control code
000049567231
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
245 p.
Isbn
9780670920624
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
Ancient light, John Banville
Publication
Control code
000049567231
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
245 p.
Isbn
9780670920624
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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