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Snow: A Novel

Snow: A Novel

by John Banville

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Underneath the quiet fall of a snowstorm are secrets. It’s as if the snow were a giant “hush” on all of the story. Detective Inspector St. John Strafford is continually trying to keep warm and dry but realizes his only way to an answer is to move headstrong into the storm. We are in awe of his determination to unlock awful pasts and to make sure nothing, not bodies, not lies, get buried without their proper due. Snow is a master class on the art of a mystery novel.

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A Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year

A New York Times Editors’ Choice Pick

“Banville sets up and then deftly demolishes the Agatha Christie format…superbly rich and sophisticated.”—New York Times Book Review

The incomparable Booker Prize winner’s next great crime novel—the story of a family whose secrets resurface when a parish priest is found murdered in their ancestral home

Detective Inspector St. John Strafford has been summoned to County Wexford to investigate a murder. A parish priest has been found dead in Ballyglass House, the family seat of the aristocratic, secretive Osborne family.

The year is 1957 and the Catholic Church rules Ireland with an iron fist. Strafford—flinty, visibly Protestant and determined to identify the murderer—faces obstruction at every turn, from the heavily accumulating snow to the culture of silence in the tight-knit community he begins to investigate.

As he delves further, he learns the Osbornes are not at all what they seem. And when his own deputy goes missing, Strafford must work to unravel the ever-expanding mystery before the community’s secrets, like the snowfall itself, threaten to obliterate everything.

Beautifully crafted, darkly evocative and pulsing with suspense, Snow is “the Irish master” (New Yorker) John Banville at his page-turning best.

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ISBN-13: 9781335629036
Publisher: Hanover Square Press
Publication date: 09/14/2021
Edition description: First Time Trade
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 8,849
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

JOHN BANVILLE was born in Wexford, Ireland, in 1945. He is the author of numerous novels, including The Sea, which won the 2005 Booker Prize, and the DI Quirke novels written under the pseudonym Benjamin Black. In 2011 he was awarded the Franz Kafka Prize, in 2013 he was awarded the Irish PEN Award for Outstanding Achievement in Irish Literature and in 2014 he won the Prince of Asturias Award, Spain’s most important literary prize. He lives in Dublin.

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