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Ancient Light by John Banville

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Alexander Cleave, an actor who thinks his best days are behind him, remembers his first unlikely affair as a teenage boy in a small town in 1950s Ireland: the illicit meetings in a rundown cottage outside town; assignations in the back of his lover’s car on sunny mornings and rain-soaked afternoons. And with these early memories comes something sharper and much darker – the more recent recollection of the actor’s own daughter’s suicide ten years before. Ancient Light is the story of a life rendered brilliantly vivid: the obsession and selfishness of young love and the terrifying shock of grief.

It is a dazzling novel, funny, utterly pleasurable and devastatingly moving in the same moment.

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‘Billy Gray was my best friend and I fell in love with his mother.’

Alexander Cleave, an actor who thinks his best days are behind him, remembers his first unlikely affair as a teenage boy in a small town in 1950s Ireland: the illicit meetings in a rundown cottage outside town; assignations in the back of his lover’s car on sunny mornings and rain-soaked afternoons. And with these early memories comes something sharper and much darker – the more recent recollection of the actor’s own daughter’s suicide ten years before. Ancient Light is the story of a life rendered brilliantly vivid: the obsession and selfishness of young love and the terrifying shock of grief.

It is a dazzling novel, funny, utterly pleasurable and devastatingly moving in the same moment.

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