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Ghosts

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ABOUT
THE BOOK

Ghosts opens with a shipwreck, leaving a party of sightseers temporarily marooned on an island. The stranded castaways make their way towards the big isolated house which is home to the reclusive Professor Silas Kreutznaer and his laconic assistant, Licht, but it is also home to another, unnamed presence . . .

Onto this seemingly haunted island, where a strange singing hangs in the air, John Banville drops an intriguing cast of characters – including a murderer – and weaves a tale where the details are clear but the conclusion polymorphous – shifting appearances, transformations and thwarted assumptions make this world of uneasy calm utterly enthralling. (From Pan Macmillan)

ABOUT
THE AUTHOR John
Banville

John Banville was born in Wexford, Ireland, in 1945. He has been the recipient of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the Guardian Fiction Prize, the Guinness Peat Aviation Book Award, and the Lannan Literary Award for Fiction.

He has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize and awarded the Man Booker Prize (2005) as well as nominated for the Man Booker International Prize in 2007. Other awards include the Franz Kafka Prize, the Austrian State Prize for European Literature, and the Prince of Asturias Award for Literature. He lives in Dublin.

John Banville was born in Wexford, Ireland, in 1945. He has been the recipient of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the Guardian Fiction Prize, the Guinness Peat Aviation Book Award, and the Lannan Literary Award for Fiction.

He has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize and awarded the Man Booker Prize (2005) as well as nominated for the Man Booker International Prize in 2007. Other awards include the Franz Kafka Prize, the Austrian State Prize for European Literature, and the Prince of Asturias Award for Literature. He lives in Dublin.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Date published
15/04/1993
Country
Ireland
Original Language
English
Author
Publisher
Secker & Warburg

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