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Ancient Light

Author: 
John Banville
Publisher(s): 
Viking, London
Alfred A. Knopf, New York
Publication Date: 
2012-07
Ancient Light

"[W]e invent the past. I know some of my memories are made up and they are far more powerful than the things that actually happened. For example, I always remember my brother posting me a copy of Dubliners from Africa, but he says he never did. For memory, we use our imagination. We take a few strands of real time and carry them with us, then like an oyster we create a pearl around them."

- John Banville, in interview

Description

Ancient Light is John Banville's 16th novel. It is the final part of a trilogy (the first is Eclipse, published in 2000, and the second, Shroud, published in 2002) about the character Alexander Cleave, and Cass, his daughter.  

Ancient Light

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Publisher(s):
Viking, London