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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.

We enter the story via the fevered mind of the narrator--a man with a hidden past who has been lured into a scheme to authenticate a set of suspect paintings. As if from the paintings themselves, ...

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Overview

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.

We enter the story via the fevered mind of the narrator--a man with a hidden past who has been lured into a scheme to authenticate a set of suspect paintings. As if from the paintings themselves, a mysterious woman emerges in his life. In a mesmerizing narrative, he retraces his unwitting steps through the menacing maze of his obsessions--art and the woman he calls "A."

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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780679736851
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/15/1996
  • Series: Vintage International Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 244
  • Sales rank: 725,888
  • Product dimensions: 5.09 (w) x 7.98 (h) x 0.62 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2014

    Cate

    So...is this the new camp half-blood?

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    Posted June 9, 2014

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    Takes some candy then sits alone in the grass.

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    Posted June 9, 2014

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    Posted June 23, 2014

    Sam

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    Posted June 9, 2014

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    Posted June 11, 2014

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    Posted June 5, 2014

    Is the pery jackson people still here? I am daughter of jason abnd piper

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    Posted September 15, 2013

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    Posted September 16, 2013

    Sky

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    Posted August 25, 2013

    Sup

    Sup everyone

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    Posted August 4, 2013

    Jordan

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    Annabella

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    Percy

    Were are we gonna go.

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    Posted December 17, 2012

    Aby

    Im here Evelyn.

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    Posted December 17, 2012

    Antena cabin

    Evelyn waits for new campers. She is the Athena counsler. Heather told her Aby was coming soon.

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