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    Available in PDF Format | Ancient Light.pdf | English
    John Banville (Author)
The Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sea gives us a brilliant, profoundly moving new novel about an actor in the twilight of his life and his career: a meditation on love and loss, and on the inscrutable immediacy of the past in our present lives.

Is there any difference between memory and invention? That is the question that fuels this stunning novel, written with the depth of character, the clarifying lyricism and the sly humor that have marked all of John Banville rsquo:s extraordinary works. And it is the question that haunts Alexander Cleave, an actor in the twilight of his career and of his life, as he plumbs the memories of his first mdash:and perhaps only mdash:love (he, fifteen years old, the woman more than twice his age, the mother of his best friend: the situation impossible, thrilling, devouring and finally devastating) . . . and of his daughter, lost to a kind of madness of mind and heart that Cleave can only fail to understand. When his dormant acting career is suddenly, inexplicably revived with a movie role portraying a man who may not be who he says he is, his young leading lady mdash:famous and fragile mdash:unwittingly gives him the opportunity to see with aching clarity the ldquo:chasm that yawns between the doing of a thing and the recollection of what was done. rdquo:

Ancient Light is a profoundly moving meditation on love and loss, on the inscrutable immediacy of the past in our present lives, on how invention shapes memory and memory shapes the man. It is a book of spellbinding power and pathos from one of the greatest masters of prose at work today.
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  • PDF | 287 pages
  • John Banville (Author)
  • Knopf Publishing Group (2 Oct. 2012)
  • English
  • 8
  • Fiction
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