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They took everything from me. Everything.' So says the central character of Nightspawn, John Banville's elusive, first novel, in which the author rehearses now familiar attributes: his humour, ironies, and brilliant knowing. In the arid setting of the Aegean, Ben White indulges in an obsessive quest to assemble his story' and to untangle his relationships with a cast of improbable figures. Banville's subversive, Beckettian fiction embraces themes of freedom and betrayal, and toys with an implausible plot, the stuff of an ordinary thriller' shadowed by political intrigue. In this elaborate artifact, Banville's characters sometimes lose the meaning of things, and everything is just . . . funny'. There begins their search for the magic to combat any force'.

    

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Hardback Editions

November 1993 : UK Hardback
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Title: Nightspawn
Author(s): John Banville
ISBN: 1-85235-127-6 / 978-1-85235-127-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Gallery Press
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February 1971 : UK Hardback
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Title: Nightspawn
Author(s): John Banville
ISBN: 0-436-03261-9 / 978-0-436-03261-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd
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1971 : USA Hardback
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Title: Nightspawn
Author(s): John Banville
ISBN: 0-393-08646-1 / 978-0-393-08646-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Norton
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Paperback Editions

November 1993 : UK Paperback
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Title: Nightspawn (Gallery Books)
Author(s): John Banville
ISBN: 1-85235-126-8 / 978-1-85235-126-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Gallery Press
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Kindle Editions

March 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Nightspawn (Gallery Books)
Author(s): John Banville
Publisher: Gallery Books
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