John Banville is the author of fifteen novels, including The Sea, which won the 2005 Man Booker Prize. He has received a literary award from the Lannan Foundation.
Picador 40th Anniversary Edition
Celebrating 40 years of outstanding international writing, Picador reissues twelve essential novels
‘A novel in which all of his remarkable gifts come together to produce a real work of art, disquieting, beautiful, intelligent’ Allan Massie, Scotsman
First published in 2005, The Sea was critically acclaimed as an extraordinary achievement. It went on to win that year’s Man Booker Prize, one of the most hotly contested in the history of the award.
When Max Morden returns to the seaside village where he once spent a childhood holiday, he is both escaping from a recent loss and confronting a distant trauma. Mr and Mrs Grace and their twin children Myles and Chloe appeared that long-ago summer as if from another world. He grew to know them intricately, even intimately, and what ensued would haunt him for the rest of his years and shape everything that was to follow.
In 2012 Picador celebrate our 40th anniversary. During that time we have published many prize-winning and bestselling authors including Bret Easton Ellis and Cormac McCarthy, Alice Sebold and Helen Fielding, Graham Swift and Alan Hollinghurst. Years later, Picador continue to bring readers the very best contemporary fiction, non-fiction and poetry from across the globe.
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