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John Banville's Ancient Light is a story of obsessive young love and the power of grief


'Billy Gray was my best friend and I fell in love with his mother.'


In a small town in 1950s Ireland a fifteen-year-old boy has illicit meetings with a thirty-five-year-old woman - in the back of her car on sunny mornings, and in a rundown cottage in the country on rain-soaked afternoons. Unsure why she has chosen him, he becomes obsessed and tormented by this first love. Half a century later, actor Alexander Cleave - grieving for the recent loss of his daughter - recalls these trysts, trying to make sense of the boy he was and of the needs and frailties of the human heart.


Praise for Ancient Light:


'Startlingly brilliant. Terrific - full of sadness and yearning' Sunday Telegraph


'Dazzling . . . captures a long-lost adolescent world of passion and desire', Independent


'Illuminating, funny, devastating. A meditation of breathtaking beauty and profundity on love and loss and death' Financial Times

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