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The Silver Swanby Benjamin Black
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It has been two years since the events of Christine Falls, the bestselling novel that introduced the world to an irascible Dublin pathologist named Quirke. Quirke's beloved Sarah has died, his surrogate father lies paralyzed by a stroke, and hes been sober for half a year. When a near-forgotten acquaintance asks him to cover up his beautiful young wifes apparent suicide, Quirke knows he should stay clear, for the sake of his sobriety and his peace of mind. But his old itch is irresistible, and before long he is probing further into the circumstances of Deidre Hunts death, into a web of drugs and illicit sex that may have snared his own daughter, Phoebe. With its vivid, intense evocation of 1950s Dublin, and intricate, psychologically complex storyline, The Silver Swan is "even more engrossing than last years Christine Falls" (Entertainment Weekly).
With its vivid, intense evocation of 1950s Dublin, and intricate, psychologically complex storyline, "The Silver Swan" is "even more engrossing than last year's "Christine Falls"" ("Entertainment Weekly").
About the Author
Benjamin Black is the pen name of acclaimed author John Banville, who was born in Wexford, Ireland, in 1945. His novels have won numerous awards, most recently the Man Booker Prize in 2005 for The Sea. He lives in Dublin.
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