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The Blue Guitar

(2015)
A novel by

 
 
Oliver Otway Orme - a man equally self-aggrandizing and self-deprecating - is a painter of some renown, and a petty thief who has never been caught . . . until now. Unfortunately, the purloined possession in question is the wife of the man who was, perhaps, his best friend. Fearing the consequences, Olly has fled - not only from his mistress, his home, and his wife, but from the very impulse to paint, and from his own demons. He sequesters himself in the house where he was born, and thus, he sets about trying to uncover the answer to how and why things have turned out as they did. A witty and trenchant novel about artistic creation and the ways in which we learn to possess one another - and hold on to ourselves - The Blue Guitar shows Man Booker Prize-winning author John Banville at the peak of his powers.

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December 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Blue Guitar (Center Point Large Print)
Author(s): John Banville
ISBN: 1-62899-787-7 / 978-1-62899-787-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Pub
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September 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Blue Guitar: A novel
Author(s): John Banville
ISBN: 0-385-35426-6 / 978-0-385-35426-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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September 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Blue Guitar
Author(s): John Banville
ISBN: 0-241-00432-2 / 978-0-241-00432-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Viking
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Paperback Editions

August 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Blue Guitar (Vintage International)
Author(s): John Banville
ISBN: 0-8041-7361-3 / 978-0-8041-7361-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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June 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Blue Guitar
Author(s): John Banville
ISBN: 0-241-97001-6 / 978-0-241-97001-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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September 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Blue Guitar
Author(s): John Banville
ISBN: 0-241-00433-0 / 978-0-241-00433-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Viking
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Audio Editions

February 2016 : USA Audio CD

Title: The Blue Guitar
Author(s): John Banville
ISBN: 1-4906-9428-5 / 978-1-4906-9428-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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September 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Blue Guitar: A Novel
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September 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Blue Guitar: A Novel
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September 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Blue Guitar
Author(s): John Banville
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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September 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Blue Guitar
Author(s): John Banville
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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September 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Blue Guitar: A novel (Vintage International)
Author(s): John Banville
Publisher: Vintage
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September 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Blue Guitar
Author(s): John Banville
Publisher: Penguin
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