But no sooner does he set foot on Irish soil than he steps in it. Trying robbery, he kills a servant. Freddie's lawyer proposes a plea: guilty to manslaughter, innocent to murder. That way, no trial. But Freddie wants drama. He seethes to tell his story.
"Mesmerizing. An astonishing novel. John Banville gambled that he could hook us with a monster--and won." (The New York Times)...Continua