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  • Ancient Light

    By John Banville

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307946928
    • Publisher: Vintage
    • Published: 2012
    Is there a difference between memory and invention? That is the question that haunts Alexander Cleave as he reflects on his first, and perhaps only, love-an underage affair with his best friend's mother. When his stunted acting career is suddenly, inexplicably revived with a film role playing a man who may not be who he claims, his young leading lady-famous and fragile-unwittingly gives him the opportunity to see , with startling clarity, the gap between things he has done and the way he recalls them.
  • Athena

    By John Banville

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679736851
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: May 1996
    An artist with a violent past meets a woman who appears to emerge from his paintings, and their subsequent compulsive affair is reflected in additional paintings, until the woman suddenly disappears.
  • Dubliners

    By James Joyce

    Our Price: $9.90
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780812983012
    • Publisher: Modern Library
    • Published: August 2012
    Introduction by John Banville James Joyce was the singular figure of modernism, and to this day his grand vision looms large over contemporary literature and the entire Western canon. His stylistic innovations were revolutionary, yet nowhere is Joyce more accessible than in this volume of short stories, a brilliant collection that celebrates, critiques, and immortalizes the place that Joyce knew better than anyone else: Dublin. From the young boy encountering death in the opening story, “The Sisters,” to the middle-aged protagonist of its haunting finale, “The Dead,” considered one of the greatest short stories of all time, Dubliners is a vivid portrait of the city in all its glory and hardship, and a seminal work that redefined the short form. Featuring a new Introduction by acclaimed novelist John Banville, this edition is not only a breathless portal into Joyce's “dear dirty Dublin” but a vital literary treasure from one of the great masters of all time.
  • Ghosts

    By John Banville

    Our Price: $15.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679755128
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: November 1994
    On an unnamed island, a dayboat runs aground, forcing its group of shaken travelers to wade ashore. Therey they encounter a reclusive art historian and his assistant. But is this meeting truly an accident? John Banville forges an unforgettable amalgam of enchantment and menace, as he evokes both The Tempest and his own acclaimed The Book of Evidence. 245p.
  • Mefisto

    By John Banville

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781567920970
    • Publisher: David R. Godine
    • Published: May 1999
    This brilliant modern-day retelling of the Faust legend explores the relations between science and the real world, and between the scientist and the human cost of his exploration. 234p.
  • Mrs. Osmond

    By John Banville

    Our Price: $25.15
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780451493422
    • Publisher: Knopf
    • Published: November 2017
  • Prague Pictures: Portraits of a City

    By John Banville

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781582343822
    • Publisher: Bloomsbury
    • Published: March 2004
    (The Writer and the City series). A history of this ancient, magical capital of Europe, a place of mystery and intrigue since the late 1500s. Banville, a superb chronicler of modernity ('Doctor Copernicus,' 'Kepler'), traces Prague's often tragic history and portrays the people who made it, the emperors and princes, geniuses, and charlatans, heroes and scoundrels. 244p.
  • Prague Pictures: Portraits of a City

    By John Banville

    Our Price: $18.00
    • ISBN-13: 9781632863744
    • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • The Infinities

    By John Banville

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307474391
    • Publisher: Vintage
    • Published: February 2011
    Ona languid midsummer's day in the countryside, the Godley family gathers at the bedside of Adam, a renowned mathematician and their patriarch. But they are not alone in their vigil. Around them hovers a clan of mischievous immortals - Zeus, Pan, and Hermes among them - who begin to stir up trouble for the Godleys, to sometimes widly unintended effect. 273p.
  • The Love Object: Selected Stories

    By Edna O'Brien

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780316378260
    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
    • Published: May 2015
    Collected for the first time, 31 stories from the "short story master" and "one of the finest writers of our time," paints a cumulative portrait of Ireland, one filled with motifs of coming of age, the impact of class and familial and romantic love. 25,000 first printing.
  • The Mourner (Parker #4)

    By Richard Stark

    Our Price: $12.60
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780226771038
    • Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
    • Published: April 2009
    The fourth Parker novel has the main character coming up against the KGB while on the trail of a small statue stolen from a fifteenth-century French tomb.
  • The Old Devils

    By Kingsley Amis

    Our Price: $7.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781590175767
    • Publisher: NYRB Classics
    • Published: September 2012
    Age has done everything except mellow the characters in Kingsley Amis’s The Old Devils, which turns its humane and ironic gaze on a group of Welsh married couples who have been spending their golden years—when “all of a sudden the evening starts starting after breakfast”—nattering, complaining, reminiscing, and, above all, drinking. This more or less orderly social world is thrown off-kilter, however, when two old friends unexpectedly return from England: Alun Weaver, now a celebrated man of Welsh letters, and his entrancing wife, Rhiannon. Long-dormant rivalries and romances are rudely awakened, as life at the Bible and Crown, the local pub, is changed irrevocably. Considered by Martin Amis to be Kingsley Amis’s greatest achievement—a book that “stands comparison with any English novel of the [twentieth] century”—The Old Devils confronts the attrition of ageing with rare candor, sympathy, and moral intelligence.
  • The Sea

    By John Banville

    Our Price: $9.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780307263117
    • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
    • Published: November 2005
    Winner of the 2005 Man Booker Prize, 'The Sea' ushers in 'a luminous novel about love, loss, and the unpredictable power of memory.' Its narrator is Max Morden, a middle-aged man, who, soon after his wife's death, goes back to the seaside town where he spent his summer holidays as a child - retreating from the grief, anger, and numbness of his life without her. It is also a return to the place where he met a well-heeled vacationing family with whom he experienced thestrange suddenness of both love and death for the first time. Interwoven throughout are Morden's memories of his wife, Anna, of their life together, of her death - and the moments that make up the 'momentous nothing' of his life now.
  • The Sea

    By John Banville

    Our Price: $40.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789110336766
    • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
    • Published: 2005
    8vo. 1st American edition. SIGNED by the author. Winner of the Man Booker Prize. Slightest bumping to edges of dust jacket. NF/NF.
  • The Untouchable

    By John Banville

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780679451082
    • Publisher: ALFRED A. KNOPF
    • Published: April 2001
    Twenty years after his 'retirement, ' ex-spy Victor Maskell attempts to come to terms with what has happened to his life by embarking on his memoirs. This is the plot which fuels Banville's stunning new novel--a story that goes beyond the mere facts of espionage to penetrate the intricate heart of the spy.

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