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The Untouchable
Title:The Untouchable
Format Type:eBook PDF / e-Pub
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ISBN:0679767479
Number of Pages:367

The Best Bookstore Online Over 6 million PDF and 4.5 million eBooks to download now. Books by: John Banville One of the most dazzling and adventurous writers now working in English takes on the enigma of the Cambridge spies in a novel of exquisite menace biting social comedy and vertiginous moral complexity The narrator is the elderly Victor Maskell formerly of British intelligence for many years art expert to the Queen Now he has been unmasked as a Russian agent and subjected to a disgrace that is almost a kind of death But at whose instigation br br As Maskell retraces his tortuous path from his recruitment at Cambridge to the airless upper regions of the establishment we discover a figure of manifold doubleness Irishman and Englishman husband father and lover of men betrayer and dupe Beautifully written filled with convincing fictional portraits of Maskell s co conspirators and vibrant with the mysteries of loyalty and identity i The Untouchable i places John Banville in the select company of both Conrad and le Carre br br Winner of the Lannan Literary Award for Fiction br br Contemporary fiction gets no better than this Banville s books teem with life and humor Patrick McGrath i The New York Times Book Review i br Victor Maskell is one of the great characters in recent fiction i The Untouchable i is the best work of art in any medium on its subject i Washington Post Book World i br As remarkable a literary voice as any to come out of Ireland Joyce and Beckett notwithstanding i San Francisco Chronicle i

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