Birchwood
John Banville
Price  750.00
‘This is one of the most startling of the century’s varied achievements in Irish writing’ Seamus Deane
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 Tóibín ‘John Banville is one of the great masters of the . . . English language’ Catherine Lockerbie, Scotsman
ISBN 9780330372329Category FictionSubcategory Literary Fiction
Publisher Pan Macmillan UKImprint PicadorPublished 06/08/2010
Format 198 x 126Binding PaperbackPage extent 176
 
 
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