Birchwood
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Birchwood

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Told with lyrical prose, John Banville's Birchwood is the elegiac story of the aristocratic decline of an eccentric family riddled with dark secrets.Once the big house on an Irish estate, Birchwood has turned into a baroque madhouse for its ruined inhabitants. One disaster succeeds another, until young Gabriel Godkin runs away to join a travelling circus and look for his long-lost twin sister. Soon he discovers that famine and unrest stalk the countryside, and Ireland is ruined too.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 14mm | 117.94g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • PICADOR
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0330372327
  • 9780330372329
  • 17,945

About John Banville

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 has received a literary award from the Lannan Foundation. He lives in Dublin.show more

Rating details

432 ratings
3.72 out of 5 stars
5 23% (100)
4 39% (167)
3 28% (119)
2 9% (38)
1 2% (8)
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