Category: Modern & Contemporary Fiction (Post C 1945)
A paperback edition of a reworking of the Dr Faustus theme, focusing on the mathematically gifted Gabriel Swan, who attempts to find a numerical solution to his quest for order and meaning in life. From the author of 'Athena' and 'Book of Evidence'.
John Banville was born in Wexford, Ireland, in 1945. His first book,Long Lankin, was published in 1970. His other books are Nightspawn, Birchwood, Doctor Copernicus (which won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 1976), Kepler (which was awarded the Guardian Fiction Prize in 1981), The Newton Letter (which was filmed for Channel 4), Mefisto, The Book of Evidence (shortlisted for the 1989 Booker Prize and winner of the 1998 Guinness Peat Aviation Award), Ghosts, Athena, The Untouchable, Eclipse, Shroud and the 2005 Booker Prize winner, The Sea. He has also written a crime noir, Christine Falls, under the pen name of Benjamin Black. He has received a literary award from the Lannan Foundation. He lives in Dublin.
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