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Axel Vander, celebrated academic and man of culture, is spending his twilight years on the west coast of America, when, out of the blue, a letter arrives hinting at the secrets he has been hiding for fifty years.

To find out just how much the writer knows about his past, Vander arranges to meet her in Turin. But he is thrown into emotional turmoil by this encounter with Cass Cleave, a deeply troubled young woman desperate to discover a reason to continue living; and the meeting of the two leads inexorably towards the disaster.

Written in Banville's faultless, almost painfully beautiful prose, Shroud is a novel which is not afraid to ask deep questions, nor to answer them emphatically. It is richly rewarding work from one of the most accomplished novelists of his generation.

 
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Hardback Editions

June 2003 : UK Hardback
Title: Shroud (Windsor Selection)
Author(s): John Banville
ISBN: 0-7540-8709-3 / 978-0-7540-8709-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Press
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November 2003 : USA Hardback
Title: Shroud
Author(s): John Banville
ISBN: 0-7862-5748-2 / 978-0-7862-5748-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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March 2003 : USA Hardback
Title: Shroud
Author(s): John Banville
ISBN: 0-375-41130-5 / 978-0-375-41130-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
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September 2002 : UK Hardback
Title: Shroud :
Author(s): John Banville
ISBN: 0-330-48315-3 / 978-0-330-48315-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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Paperback Editions

July 2003 : UK Paperback
Title: Shroud
Author(s): John Banville
ISBN: 0-330-48314-5 / 978-0-330-48314-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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June 2004 : USA Paperback
Title: Shroud
Author(s): John Banville
ISBN: 0-375-72530-X / 978-0-375-72530-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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July 2003 : UK Paperback
Title: Shroud
Author(s): John Banville
ISBN: 0-330-41960-9 / 978-0-330-41960-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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October 2002 : UK Paperback
Title: Shroud
Author(s): John Banville
ISBN: 0-330-41238-8 / 978-0-330-41238-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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Kindle Editions

August 2011 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Shroud
Author(s): John Banville
Publisher: Picador
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December 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Shroud (Vintage International)
Author(s): John Banville
Publisher: Vintage
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