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Birchwood

Descriere: An early classic from the Man Booker-prize winning author of "The Sea."
"I am therefore I think." So starts John Banville's 1973 novel "Birchwood," a novel that centers around Gabriel Godkin and his return to his dilapidated family estate. After years away, Gabriel returns to a house filled with memories and despair. Delving deep into family secrets--a cold father, a tortured mother, an insane grandmother--Gabriel also recalls his first encounters with love and loss. At once a novel of a family, of isolation, and of a blighted Ireland, "Birchwood" is a remarkable and complex story about the end of innocence for one boy and his country, told in the brilliantly styled prose of one of our most essential writers.

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Autori: John Banville | Editura: Vintage Books USA | Anul aparitiei: 2007 | ISBN: 9780307279125 | Numar de pagini: 170 | Categorie: Nonfiction  

  

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