The Sea by John Banville, Paperback, 9780330483292 | Buy online at The Nile
 Free Returns*

The Sea

Author: John Banville  

Winner of the 2005 Man Booker Prize

Read more
Product Unavailable



Winner of the 2005 Man Booker Prize

Read more


When art historian 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. The Grace family had appeared that long-ago summer as if from another world. Mr and Mrs Grace, with their worldly ease and candour, were unlike any adults he had met before. But it was his contemporaries, the Grace twins Myles and Chloe, who most fascinated Max. 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.Celebrating 40 years of outstanding international writing, this is one of the essential Picador novels reissued in a beautiful new series style.

Read more


Winner of Man Booker Prize 2005 (UK)

Read more

Critic Reviews

“A novel in which all of his remarkable gifts come together to produce a real work of art, disquieting, beautiful, intelligent, and in the end, surprisingly, offering consolation.”

-- Allan Massie Scotsman
You can smell and feel and see his world with extraordinary clarity. It is a work of art, and I’ll bet it will still be read and admired in seventy-five years. -- Rick Gekoski The Times
Poetry seems to come easily to Banville. There is so much to applaud in this book that it deserves more than one reading. Literary Review
A brilliant, sensuous, discombobulating novel. Spectator

Read more

About the Author

John Banville was born in Wexford, Ireland, in 1945. He 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. He lives in Dublin.

Read more

Product Details

Pan Macmillan | Picador
5th March 2010


This item is eligible for free returns within 30 days of delivery. See our returns policy for further details.

Product Unavailable