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‘This is unequivocally a work of brilliance.’ Justin Cartwright, Spectator


Old Adam Godley’s time on earth is drawing to an end, and as his wife and children gather at the family home, little do they realize that they are not the only ones who have come to observe the spectacle.


The mischievous Greek gods, too, have come; as tensions fray and desire bubbles over, their spying soon becomes intrusion becomes intervention, until the mortals’ lives – right before their eyes – seem to be changing faster than they can cope with.


Overflowing with bawdy humour, Banville has allowed his twinkling eye to rove through memories of the past and relationships of the present in this moving family drama. The Infinities is both a salacious delight and a penetrating exploration of the terrifying, wonderful, immutable plight of being human.


‘A poetic vision of boundless possibility.’ Literary Review


‘Full of dark humour and written with a deft eye for detail.’ GQ


‘This darkly comic and fearsomely clever creation is a heady delight’ Metro


‘Written in such saturatedly beautiful, luminous prose that every page delights, startles and uplifts.’ The Times

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John Banville

John Banville is an Irish novelist, short story writer, adapter of dramas and screenwriter.

Banville has won the 1976 James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the 2005 Booker Prize, the 2011 Franz Kafka Prize, the 2013 Austrian State Prize for European Literature and the 2014 Prince of Asturias Award for Literature. Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2007, Italy made him a Cavaliere of the Ordine della Stella d'Italia (essentially a knighthood) in 2017.

Banville published his first novel, Nightspawn, in 1971. A second, Birchwood, followed two years later. The Revolutions Trilogy, published between 1976 and 1982, comprises three works. His 1989 novel The Book of Evidence, shortlisted for the Booker Prize and winner of that year's Guinness Peat Aviation award, heralded a second trilogy. Banville's thirteenth novel, The Sea, won the Booker Prize in 2005. In addition, he publishes crime novels as Benjamin Black.

Banville is considered a contender for the Nobel Prize in Literature. He lives in Dublin.

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