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Birchwood

BANVILLE, JOHN

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ISBN 10: 0330372327 / ISBN 13: 9780330372329
Published by Minerva, London, 1973
Condition: VG Soft cover
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Pictorial wraps. Inscribed by Banville on title page " To Greg John Banville Toronto 16.ix.93 ". One inch square piece of cover scuffed off on the rear panel. Signed copies of Birchwood in any form are uncommon. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 19747

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Title: Birchwood

Publisher: Minerva, London

Publication Date: 1973

Binding: Wraps

Book Condition: VG

Signed: Inscribed by the Author

Edition: Reprint

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Once the big house on an Irish estate, Birchwood has turned into a baroque madhouse for its ruined inhabitants. One disaster succeeds another, until young Gabriel Godkin runs away to join a travelling circus and look for his long-lost twin sister. Soon he discovers that famine and unrest stalk the countryside, and Ireland is ruined too. Birchwood represents a watershed in contemporary Irish writing: it is a novel in which history becomes a rich black comedy full of land agitation and Gothic characters; and a sense of bewilderment at the nature of the universe fills its pages' Colm Toibin John Banville is one of the great masters of the ...English language' Catherine Lockerbie, Scotsman

About the Author:

John Banville was born in Wexford, Ireland, in 1945. He is the author of fourteen previous novels including The Sea, which won the 2005 Man Booker Prize. He has received a literary award from the Lannan Foundation. He lives in Dublin.

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