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Chivers Press, 2001 - Actors - 304 pages
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With his latest novel, John Banville--who has forged a brilliant international reputation with such works as The Book of Evidence and The Untouchable--applies piercing reality to a ghost story to create a profoundly moving tale of a man confronting a life gone awry. Breathtaking, even hypnotic, Eclipse is a virtuoso performance.

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Eclipse: a novel

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The Banvillian narrator is often antisocial to the point of alienating his own audience. Armed with perfect diction, he uses language to hole up in an exclusive, hopelessly cool state of mind where ... Read full review

Eclipse : A Novel

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Another haunting tale by Banville (The Untouchable): actor Alexander Cleave is starting to feel "eclipsed," so he retreats to his abandoned childhood home, where he is bothered by persistent memories, the spooky caretakers, and, possibly, ghosts. Read full review


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