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The Infinities

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The Infinities by John Banville
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'This is unequivocally a work of brilliance' - Justin Cartwright, "Spectator". Old Adam Godley's time on earth is drawing to an end, and as his wife and children gather at the family home, little do they realize that they are not the only ones who have come to observe the spectacle. The mischievous Greek gods, too, have come; as tensions fray and desire bubbles over, their spying soon becomes intrusion becomes intervention, until the mortals' lives - right before their eyes - seem to be changing faster than they can cope with. Overflowing with bawdy humour, Banville has allowed his twinkling eye to rove through memories of the past and relationships of the present in this moving family drama. "The Infinities" is both a salacious delight and a penetrating exploration of the terrifying, wonderful, immutable plight of being human. 'A poetic vision of boundless possibility' - "Literary Review". 'Full of dark humour and written with a deft eye for detail' - "GQ". 'This darkly comic and fearsomely clever creation is a heady delight' - "Metro". 'Written in such saturatedly beautiful, luminous prose that every page delights, startles and uplifts' - "The Times".

Author Biography

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 lives in Dublin.
Release date Australia
March 5th, 2010
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
Unabridged edition
Imprint
Picador
Pages
304
Dimensions
130x197x17
ISBN-13
9780330450256
Product ID
3862611

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