This is the second Quirke novel from Man Booker prize-winning John Banville, writing as Benjamin Black. Time has moved on for Quirke, the world-weary ...Show synopsisThis is the second Quirke novel from Man Booker prize-winning John Banville, writing as Benjamin Black. Time has moved on for Quirke, the world-weary Dublin pathologist first encountered in "Christine Falls". It is the middle of the 1950s, that low, dishonourable decade; a woman he loved has died, a man whom he once admired is dying, while the daughter he for so long denied is still finding it hard to accept him as her father. When Billy Hunt, an acquaintance from college days, approaches him about his wife's apparent suicide, Quirke recognises trouble but, as always, trouble is something he cannot resist. Slowly he is drawn into a twilight world of drug addiction, sexual obsession, blackmail and murder, a world in which even the redoubtable Inspector Hackett can offer him few directions.Hide synopsis
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The second in a series starring the alcoholic pathologist Quirk is a smoothly written and full of twists and turns. It delves deeply into the lives of the characters and makes them come to life on the page. Quirk has complex struggles with his conscience. the conflict between justice and vengeance and finally , his unending cravings to relieve life's disappointments at the botttom of a glass. A double whammy of an ending completes this superior novel.
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