Buckley, Jonathan Invisible

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Invisible

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9780007151875: Invisible

A lyrical and beautifully realised novel about a blind man's experiences of the world around him, from the acclaimed author of GHOST MACINDOE.

Edward Morton, a translator, and absolutely blind arrives at the Oak, an ailing spa hotel in the west of England, intending to stay for a few days, to visit his family and to work. The manager of the Oak, Malcolm Caldecott, is preparing for the closure of the hotel, and for the visit of Stephanie, the daughter he has not seen for eight years. Eloni Dobra, a chambermaid at the Oak, is striving to establish a life in England, and to free herself of a burden that is crucial to her relationship both with her employer and with Edward Morton. As the nature of that burden becomes clearer, each of these four protagonists and the absent fifth – Morton's lover – moves towards a crisis, perhaps towards a major change and, like the Oak itself, towards an uncertain future.

Spanning the last three weeks of the Oak's existence, Invisible interweaves multiple voices – voices in conversation, voices in writing, on tape, in memory. It's an investigation of our perception of the world and our place in it, of the pleasures and deceptions of the senses, of the uses of language, of the lure of nostalgia and the difficulties of living in the present.

Above all, like Buckley's previous novel, Ghost MacIndoe, it's a lyrical celebration of the transient, and an original study of love.

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Praise for Jonathan Buckley's last novel GHOST MACINDOE

'Wonderfully accomplished … compelling, moving and provocative.'
The Times

'The work is lifted by Buckley's exceptionally vivid powers of description. It is the work of a writer of considerable talent.'
Sunday Telegraph

'The whole feels so calm and peaceful that you just want it to go on for much longer. And that is a great thing to be able to say about any novel.'
Irish Independent

About the Author:

Jonathan Buckley lives in Greenwich, London. He is the author of three previous novels. The Biography of Thomas Lang was published in 1997, Xerxes in 1999 and Ghost MacIndoe in 2001.

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