John Banville: History That Haunts The Future
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‘Everywhere we look, we are looking into the past’ says one character in John Banville’s deeply moving and entertaining new book, Ancient Light. The 2005 Man Booker winner’s latest novel features an elderly actor reminiscing about a teenage affair he had in the 1950s with his best friend’s mother, while also coming to terms with the suicide of his adult daughter. Banville talks to the Guardian’s Online Books Editor, Sarah Crown. Part of Edinburgh International Book Festival
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