The Infinities by John Banville
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The Infinities Summary
On a languid midsummer's day in the countryside, old Adam Godley, a renowned theoretical mathematician, is dying. His family gathers at his bedside: his son, young Adam, struggling to maintain his marriage to a radiantly beautiful actress; his nineteen-year-old daughter, Petra, filled with voices and visions as she waits for the inevitable; their stepmother, Ursula, whose relations with the Godley children are strained at best; and Petra's "young man"very likely more interested in the father than the daughterwho has arrived for a superbly ill-timed visit.
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"Starred Review. The narrative is rife with asides, but it is to the common trajectory of a life thatdespite the noise crowding ailing Adam's reposeit lends its most consoling notes, elevating the temporal and profane to the holy eternal." - Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week
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John Banville Author Biography
John Banville was born in Wexford, Ireland, in 1945. He was educated at a Christian Brother's school and St Peter's College in Wexford. After leaving college he worked for Aer Lingus (Irish airline) in Dublin, Ireland - which gave him the opportunity to travel widely. His first book - Long Lankin, a collection of short stories, was published in 1970. It was followed by two novels, Nightspawn (1971) and Birchwood (1973). Dr Copernicus (historical fiction) won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction, and was followed by a series of novels exploring the lives of eminent scientists. For a full bibliography see below. The Sea (2005) won the Man Booker Prize. Between 1988 and 1999 Banville...
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