Title Profile & Character Information

Ancient Light

Annotation
At the end of a stuttering career, suddenly revived by a role-of-a-lifetime movie turn, actor Alexander Cleave looks back at his first and probably only love-a charged and ultimately catastrophic passion at age 15 for his best friends mother. Then theres his daughter, whose own scary turn of mind he cannot understand. Always an honored writer, Banville has gained a bigger audience here since winning the Man Booker Prize for The Sea, so this probing study of memorys shiftiness will be anticipated. With a reading guide and a six-city tour.

Characters
NameCleave, Alexander
GenderMale
OccupationActor

GenreFiction
Romance
Domestic
TopicsDomestics
Old age
Reminiscences
Actors
Romantics
Family
Love
Loss