The Untouchable. By John Banville. Knopf. $25. 00.
In the current rage for memoir and documentary adventure, it is easy to forget the seeming paradox that fiction, when masterfully written, can always journey closest to the truth. It can also t [...]
It was five o'clock on Christmas Eve, already the snowiest winter on record, when Will Greaves' wife told him she wanted to separate. He was standing by the stove, making tea before heading upstairs to wrap her present; Phoebe was sitting at her co [...]