Birchwood

 

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Birchwood


by John Banville (Author)

 

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ISBN: 9780330372329

 

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This is one of the most startling of the century's varied achievements in Irish writing' Seamus Deane


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. Birchwood represents a watershed in contemporary Irish writing: it is a novel in which history becomes a rich black comedy full of land agitation and Gothic characters; and a sense of bewilderment at the nature of the universe fills its pages' Colm Toibin John Banville is one of the great masters of the ...English language' Catherine Lockerbie, Scotsman


 

ISBN 330372327
ISBN13 9780330372329
Publisher Picador
Format Paperback
Publication date 09/04/1999
Pages 176
Weight (grammes) 125
Published in United Kingdom
Height (mm) 197
Width (mm) 130