Synopses & Reviews
Byrne tells the astonishing story of an Irish artist who in the early years of the century goes to the bad, bedding and abandoning women everywhere, debasing his talents as a composer and painter, and finally ending up within Hitler's Third Reich. Then he vanishes. After his disappearance, the story passes to his children who move across the troubled face of contemporary Europe until, in a final apocalyptic confrontation, they encounter their infamous father.
Enormously funny and full of passion, Byrne is Anthony Burgess's last, poetic take on life and art.