Athena

Athena

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by John Banville
     
 

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From the internationally acclaimed author of The Book of Evidence and Ghosts comes a mesmerizing novel that is both a literary thriller and a love story as sumptuously perverse as Lolita. "A strange and dreamlike book . . . Banville has a breathtaking style."—Boston Globe.

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From the internationally acclaimed author of The Book of Evidence and Ghosts comes a mesmerizing novel that is both a literary thriller and a love story as sumptuously perverse as Lolita. "A strange and dreamlike book . . . Banville has a breathtaking style."—Boston Globe.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Irish novelist Banville offers a literary thriller in which his guilt-plagued narrator is drawn into both an art theft and a passionate affair with a mysterious woman. (June)
Library Journal
Art historian Morrow is hired by small-time crook Morden to authenticate and catalog a cache of eight paintings stored in a decrepit house. As Morden and his seedy assistant, Francie, lead Morrow through the house, a delicious sense of impending menace is evoked by simple things: the rising staircase; a door standing ajar; an intense, bright light; and a watching dog. Morrow's brief glimpse through a crumbling wall of a woman's leg in stockings and black high heels is the beginning of his increasingly destructive sexual obsession with the woman, identified only as A. Irish writer Banville has created such a fantastic feeling of suspense and foreboding in his slightly surreal world-with hints that Morrow may be the same ex-convict narrator of his earlier novels, The Book of Evidence (LJ 3/1/90) and Ghosts (LJ 9/15/93)-that the somewhat anticlimactic ending is a letdown. But Banville's sure way with language, style, and character development make this essential for literary collections. Highly recommended.-Patricia Ross, Westerville P.L., Ohio

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679736851
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/15/1996
Series:
Vintage International Series
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,196,973
Product dimensions:
5.18(w) x 7.95(h) x 0.50(d)

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Athena 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
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Walks over to her. Hi there! Im alison. Alison dilaurentis.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hopping no one noticed her, she began to attempt to sidle away. Only to fall on her side.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Takes some candy then sits alone in the grass.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Poseidon
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thank you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sup everyone
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*Looks around.*
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So...is this the new camp half-blood?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nods.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My name is Tonia and i am a jupiter and venus daughter but am willing to betray new rome.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Hi."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im here Evelyn.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Evelyn waits for new campers. She is the Athena counsler. Heather told her Aby was coming soon.