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Ancient light, John Banville

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Ancient light
Title
Ancient light
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John Banville
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Language
eng
Summary
"Is there any difference between memory and invention? That is the question that haunts Alexander Cleave as he plumbs the memories of his first, and perhaps only love, and of his daughter, lost to a kind of madness that Cleave can't understand. When his acting career is suddenly revived with a movie role portraying a man who may not be who he says he is, his young leading lady gives him the opportunity to see with clarity the chasm that yawns between doing something and the recollection of what was done"--Container
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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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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10145203
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Alexander Cleave trilogy
Series volume
0003
Target audience
adult
Label
Ancient light, John Banville
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Publication
Note
Originally published in Great Britain by Viking Press, an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd., London"--T.p. verso
Control code
773021782
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
287 p.
Isbn
9780307957054
Lccn
2012019891
System control number
(OCoLC)773021782
Label
Ancient light, John Banville
Publication
Note
Originally published in Great Britain by Viking Press, an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd., London"--T.p. verso
Control code
773021782
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
287 p.
Isbn
9780307957054
Lccn
2012019891
System control number
(OCoLC)773021782

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