The Drowned
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    Oct-2024 (Hardcover)
    Oct-01-2024 (Release)
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From the renowned Booker Prize winner and nationally bestselling author of Snow comes a richly atmospheric new mystery about a woman's sudden disappearance in a small coastal town in Ireland, where nothing is as it seems.

"John Banville is one of my favorite writers alive, and I pick up his books whenever I need a reminder how to write a good sentence.” -- R.F. Kuang

β€œHe had seen drowned people. A sight not to be forgotten.”

1950s, rural Ireland. A loner comes across a mysteriously empty car in a field. Knowing he shouldn't approach but unable to hold back, he soon finds himself embroiled in a troubling missing person case, as a husband claims his wife may have thrown herself into the sea.

Called in from Dublin to investigate is Detective Inspector Strafford, who soon turns to his old ally -- the flawed but brilliant pathologist Quirke -- a man he is linked to in increasingly complicated ways. But as the case unfolds, events from the past resurface that may have life-altering ramifications for all involved.

At once a searing mystery and a profound meditation on the hidden worlds we all inhabit, The Drowned is the next great Strafford and Quirke novel from a beloved writer at the top of his game.
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    • First Edition
    • Oct-2024
    • Hanover Square Press
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 1335000593
    • ISBN13: 9781335000590
    • Nov-2024
    • Gale, A Cengage Group
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 142051542X
    • ISBN13: 9781420515428
    • Oct-2024
    • Hanover Square Press
    • eBook
    • ISBN: 0369747038
    • ISBN13: 9780369747037
    • Oct-2024
    • Hanover Square Press
    • eBook (Kindle)

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