Literature Ireland
The Sea
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The Sea

John Banville

Art historian Max Morden has reached a crossroads in his life: the recent loss of his wife is taking its toll on him, and a trauma in his past is similarly proving hard to deal with. He decides to return to Ballyless, a town on the coast, where he spent a memorable holiday as a boy. His memory of that time revolves on the charismatic Grace family, particularly the seductive twins Myles and Chloe. He grew to know them intimately, and what ensued that distant summer would haunt him for the rest of his life and shape everything that was to follow.

Picador 2005

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