An early short story collection from the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sea, available in the US for the very first time. A Vintage Original.
A collection of nine short stories from the early years of John Banville's career, Long Lankin
plumbs the depths of death, insanity, and familial dysfunction. From a couple at risk of being torn apart by the allure of wealth to an old man's descent into nature and madness, the stories in this collection travel from Greece to Ireland. These haunting sketches both offer a fascinating insight into Banville's literary beginnings, and stand alone as canny insights into the turbulence of the human condition.