The Sea by John Banville

"The Sea" is a profound exploration of memory, grief, and loss. The novel follows the story of a widower who returns to a seaside town where he spent his childhood summers. His present-day experiences are interwoven with memories of a transformative event from his youth involving a wealthy family he befriended. As he grapples with the loss of his wife to cancer, he also deals with the haunting memories of the past. The narrative is a deep dive into the human psyche, exploring themes of love, loss, and the fluidity of time.

The 2144th greatest book of all time


Published
2005
Nationality
Irish
Type
Fiction
Pages
195-272
Words
62,000
Original Language
English

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