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An early classic from the Man Booker-prize winning author of The Sea.

I am therefore I think. So starts John Banville’s 1973 novel Birchwood, a novel that centers around Gabriel Godkin and his return to his dilapidated family estate. After years away, Gabriel returns to a house filled with memories and despair. Delving deep into family secrets—a cold father, a tortured mother, an insane grandmother—Gabriel also recalls his first encounters with love and loss. At once a novel of a family, of isolation, and of a blighted Ireland, Birchwood is a remarkable and complex story about the end of innocence for one boy and his country, told in the brilliantly styled prose of one of our most essential writers.

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After years away, Gabriel Godkin returns to his family's dilapidated Irish estate and to a family torn apart by despair, bitter memories, and dark secrets that Gabriel struggles to unravel. Reprint.

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John Banville is the author of ten novels, including the Man Booker-prize winning novel The Sea. He lives in Dublin, Ireland.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307494139
Publisher:
Vintage International
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Author:
Banville, John
Author:
John Banville
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Country life
Subject:
Ireland
Subject:
Country life -- Ireland.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20070508
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
170

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Product details 170 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307494139 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , After years away, Gabriel Godkin returns to his family's dilapidated Irish estate and to a family torn apart by despair, bitter memories, and dark secrets that Gabriel struggles to unravel. Reprint.
"Synopsis" by , John Banville is the author of ten novels, including the Man Booker-prize winning novel The Sea. He lives in Dublin, Ireland.
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