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Silver Swan
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The Silver Swan

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Silver Swan by Benjamin Black

Book Awards

  • Shortlisted for Irish Book Awards: RTE Radio 1's The Tubridy Show Listeners' Choice Award 2008.
  • Shortlisted for Hughes & Hughes Irish Novel of the Year Award 2008.

Book Description

Time has moved on for Quirke, the world-weary pathologist first encountered in Christine Falls. It is the middle of the 1950s, that low, dishonourable decade; a woman he loved has died, a man he once admired is dying, while the daughter he for so long denied is still finding it hard to accept him as her father. When an old acquaintance approaches him about his wife's apparent suicide, Quirke recognizes trouble but, as always, trouble is something he cannot resist. 'Drug addiction, morbid sexual obsession, blackmail and murder, as well as prose as crisp as a winter's morning by the Liffey ...Quirke is human enough to swell the hardest of hearts' GQ 'A neat whodunit plot and a delightful command of suspense' Independent on Sunday 'The death of Michael Dibdin left a huge hole in crime fiction. Black and Quirke are filling that gap with this wholly gripping account for the shady, priest-ridden and blithely corrupt society of mid-twentieth-century Dublin' Daily Mail 'A romp of a read, a compelling fix' Scotsman 'Dublin's clammy atmosphere and its oppressive social and religious mores are a convincing backdrop to a moving drama conveyed by a master writer' The Times

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780330454087
ISBN-10: 0330454080
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 130mm x 23mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Picador
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Publish Date: 3-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Benjamin Black

Benjamin Black is the pen name of acclaimed author John Banville, who was born in Wexford, Ireland, in 1945. His novels have won numerous awards, including the Man Booker Prize in 2005 for The Sea. He lives in Dublin.

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