WHO: John Banville
WHAT: ANCIENT LIGHT, a novel
Published by Knopf October 4, 2012
“A luminous, breathtaking work.
Banville perfectly captures the spirit of adolescence, the body yearning for sexual experience, the mind blurring eroticism and emotion…He is a Nabokovian artist, his prose so rich, poetic and packed with startling imagery that reading it is akin to gliding regally through a lake of praline: it’s a slow, stately process, delicious and to be savoured.”
—Leyla Sanai, LONDON INDEPENDENT
“Startlingly brilliant.” —John Preston, SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
“Illuminating and often funny but ultimately devastating.
Breathtaking beauty and profundity on love and loss and death; the final page brought tears. The Stockholm jury should pick up the phone now.”
—Claire Kilroy, FINANCIAL TIMES
“Ancient Light dazzles.
It is a work of commanding artistry, each scene exquisitely realized in burnished prose…Haunting.”
—David Robinson, THE SCOTSMAN
Publicist for this title:
Gabrielle Brooks | 212-572-2152 | firstname.lastname@example.org