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THE SEA by  John Banville - Paperback - Uncorrected Proof - 2005 - from Blackbird Bookshop (SKU: 7343)

THE SEA

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THE SEA

by Banville, John

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Near Fine; Uncorrected Proof in blue paper wraps. Winner of the Booker Prize for Fiction 2005. Some fading along bottom edge of
ISBN 10
0307263118
ISBN 13
9780307263117
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New York: Knopf. Near Fine; Uncorrected Proof in blue paper wraps. Winner of the Booker . Prize for Fiction 2005. Some fading along bottom edge of front cover.. 2005. Uncorrected Proof. Softcover. Struggling to cope with grief, anger, and loss following the death of his wife, Max, a middle-aged man, returns to his childhood seaside home, where he deals with his memories of his first encounter with the Graces, a wealthy vacationing family, his recollections of his wife, and the emotional upheaval of the present as he comes to an understanding of the profound influence of the past on the his life. ; Trade PB; 195 pages .

Synopsis

John Banville is an Irish novelist and screenwriter born in 1945. He sometimes writes under the pseudonym Benjamin Black. His eighteenth novel, The Sea, won the Man Booker Prize in 2005. Banville is known for the dark humor of his arch narrators and his cold, inventive prose style. In this novel, Banville's main character is Max Morden, an art historian, who has recently suffered the demise of his beloved wife Anna. It is a journey back down the earliest roadways and alleys of Max's memory. Intertwined within this story are Max’s memories of his wife, Anna and of their life together; his relationship with his grown daughter, Claire, who is desperate to pull him from his grief; and with the other boarders at the house where he is staying, where the past beats inside him “like a second heart.” John Banville, famous for his poetic language, now gives us a uniquely reflective novel about loss, love and the transfiguring power of memory.  

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Seller
Blackbird Bookshop US (US)
Seller’s Inventory #
7343
Title
THE SEA
Author
Banville, John
Format/binding
Softcover
Book condition
second hand - Near Fine; Uncorrected Proof in blue paper wraps. Winner of the Booker Prize for Fiction 2005. Some fading along bottom edge of
Edition
Uncorrected Proof
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0307263118
ISBN 13
9780307263117
Publisher
Knopf
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
2005
Keywords
Uncorrected Proof, Booker Prize

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