|Date:||Sunday March 26th|
|Venue:||dlr LexIcon, Level 4|
|Cost:||€12 / €10 Concession|
Alternating between vignettes of John Banville's own past, and present-day historical explorations of the city, Time Pieces is a vivid evocation of childhood and memory, and a tender and powerful ode to a formative time and place for the artist as a young man. With signature irony and self-deprecating wit, Banville haunts the significant moments of his life in a great literary city which Joyce had not, after all, sucked dry. John Banville is the author of numerous novels including The Sea, which won the 2005 Man Booker Prize and Ancient Light which won the Irish Novel of the Year in 2012.
It looked like any other carnival. It had its own little backstreets, its alleyways of hanging bulbs and ghost trains and Punch and Judy stands. To Andy and his parents, it looks like any other carnival but of course it isn't. Andy is snatched from the tensions of his suburban home and transported to a world where the laws of gravity are meaningless and time performs acrobatic tricks. You never know where you are going with Neil Jordan and this new novel, Carnivalesque, is vintage Jordan. Neil Jordan's first book of short stories, Night in Tunisia, won the Guardian Fiction Prize and his subsequent novels include Sunrise with Sea Monster, Shade, Mistaken and The Drowned Detective.
Eithne Shortall is chief arts writer with The Sunday Times.
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