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The Book of Evidence (Vintage International)

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John Banville's stunning powers of mimicry are brilliantly on display in this engrossing novel, the darkly compelling confession of an improbable murderer.

Freddie Montgomery is a highly cultured man, a husband and father living the life of a dissolute exile on a Mediterranean island. When a debt comes due and his wife and child are held as collateral, he returns to Ireland to secure funds. That pursuit leads to murder. And here is his attempt to present evidence, not of his innocence, but of his life, of the events that lead to the murder he committed because he could. Like a hero out of Nabokov or Camus, Montgomery is a chillingly articulate, self-aware, and amoral being, whose humanity is painfully on display.

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doctorgregokeefe, January 29, 2012 (view all comments by doctorgregokeefe)
Another great Banville. Pithy, unforgiving.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375725234
Author:
Banville, John
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
Prisoners
Subject:
Murderers
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International (Paperback)
Series Volume:
no. 2
Publication Date:
20010631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 0.62 in 0.46 lb

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Product details 224 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780375725234 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , John Banville's stunning powers of mimicry are brilliantly on display in this engrossing novel, the darkly compelling confession of an improbable murderer.

Freddie Montgomery is a highly cultured man, a husband and father living the life of a dissolute exile on a Mediterranean island. When a debt comes due and his wife and child are held as collateral, he returns to Ireland to secure funds. That pursuit leads to murder. And here is his attempt to present evidence, not of his innocence, but of his life, of the events that lead to the murder he committed because he could. Like a hero out of Nabokov or Camus, Montgomery is a chillingly articulate, self-aware, and amoral being, whose humanity is painfully on display.

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