Author(s): John Banville
When Max Morden returns to the seaside village where he once spent a childhood holiday, he is both escaping from a recent loss and confronting a distant trauma. Mr and Mrs Grace and their twin children Myles and Chloe appeared that long-ago summer as if from another world. Max grew to know them intricately, even intimately, and what ensued would haunt him for the rest of his years, shaping everything that was to follow.
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Winner of Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2005.
'His best novel so far ... They are like hits of some delicious drug, these sentences' Daily Telegraph 'Remarkable ... a real work of art, disquieting, beautiful, intelligent' Allan Massie, Scotsman 'You can smell and feel and see his world with extraordinary clarity. It is a work of art' Rick Gekoski, The Times
John Banville was born in Wexford, Ireland, in 1945. He is the author of fifteen novels including The Sea, which won the 2005 Man Booker Prize. He has received a literary award from the Lannan Foundation. He lives in Dublin.