John Banville, the author of fourteen previous novels, has been the recipient of the Man Booker Prize, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the Guardian Fiction Award, and a Lannan Literary Award for Fiction. He lives in Dublin.
“Fascinating and atmospheric, the narrative is complimented with beautifully illustrated images . . . For anyone who loves Dublin . . .”
John Banville’s tour de force tribute to Henry James’s The Portrait of a Lady will gladden the hearts of readers with a penchant for languorous descriptions of nature and introspective cha
“Why is it life’s surprises are nearly always nasty, and with a nasty comical edge, just for good measure?”
“. . . pedophilia wrapped up in fancy words.”