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Once the big house on an Irish estate, Birchwood has turned into a baroque madhouse for its ruined inhabitants. One disaster succeeds another, until ...Show synopsisOnce the big house on an Irish estate, Birchwood has turned into a baroque madhouse for its ruined inhabitants. One disaster succeeds another, until young Gabriel Godkin runs away to join a travelling circus and look for his long-lost twin sister. Soon he discovers that famine and unrest stalk the countryside, and Ireland is ruined too. Birchwood represents a watershed in contemporary Irish writing: it is a novel in which history becomes a rich black comedy full of land agitation and Gothic characters; and a sense of bewilderment at the nature of the universe fills its pages' Colm Toibin John Banville is one of the great masters of the ...English language' Catherine Lockerbie, ScotsmanHide synopsis
Description:Good. Ex-Library Book-will contain Library Markings. Light...Good. Ex-Library Book-will contain Library Markings. Light shelving wear with minimal damage to cover and bindings. Pages show minor use. Help save a tree. Buy all your used books from Thriftbooks. Read. Recycle and Reuse!
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Description:Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All...Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. 176 p. Panther Books..
Description:Good. Hardback with dustjacket-1987-fair condition, exlibrary,...Good. Hardback with dustjacket-1987-fair condition, exlibrary, dj has been protetcted, price clipped, 0-393-08572-4--used books, secondhand books, for sale, out of print books, hard to find books, second-hand books, college books, student books, nonfiction, first editions, exlibrary books sold, signed copies, non-fiction books delivered world wide. Isbn 0393085724.
Description:Very Good. VG/Good. Light softening to spine ends; two corners...Very Good. VG/Good. Light softening to spine ends; two corners lightly bumped. DJ has light edge wear, light rubbing, and some foxing/staining. First US Edition. Third Printing. Price-clipped with 2nd corner of front flap also clipped. This book is from the extensive Gatenby Collection amassed over 30 years. Gatenby was the founding artistic director of the International Festival of Authors in Toronto, a hugely successful annual event that helped "Time Magazine" declare that Gatenby had made Toronto one of the literary capitals of the world. He also directed the readings at Harbourfront in Toronto, and is the author of "Literary Guide to Toronto, " among other books. SIGNED by Banville & warmly INSCRIBED to Greg & Roy Gatenby, and dated. A unique Association Copy.
Description:Fine in Near Fine jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) First US...Fine in Near Fine jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) First US Edition, First edition, first printing (first impression) with the number "1" to the copyright page to indicate a true first print in a near fine Dust Jacket. The jacket is clipped to the lower flap however not price clipped, a shade lighter to the spine, and a tiny nick to one edge and tip otherwise as new. The book itself is unread tight and clean, as new. SIGNED by John Banville to the title page. Banville's scarcest novel and exceptionally uncommon in collectible condition.
John Banville is a master of atmosphere and uncannily beautiful, detailed descriptions that so perfectly, headily transport the reader to its dark world. This book is an older one of his that's a classic gothic tale of shadowy thoughts and family dynamics. Its a bit more abstract than his most recent ...
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