The Lemur

The Lemur

作者:Black, Benjamin, 出版社: , 出版日期:2008-06-24

商品條碼:9780312428082, ISBN:0312428081
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The Lemur

紐約時報雜誌力邀連載精彩佳作!
故事,人人都有,只是明暗不一。

  約翰.格拉斯曾是位知名的新聞記者,娶了前情報高幹「老比爾」穆荷蘭道的女兒後,在富裕的生活下漸漸喪失自己的志向,甚至與曾經相愛的妻子關係降至冰點。自愛爾蘭搬到曼哈頓後,約翰仍過著虛度光陰的生活。直到他岳父要他撰寫自己的傳記。

  格拉斯雇了一位長得像狐猴的調查員迪蘭瑞利調查岳父的過去,迪蘭曾仰慕格拉斯揭發真相的勇氣,但遇上現在的格拉斯,感到十分失望。為了讓格拉斯重拾氣節,迪蘭甚至以要脅公開秘密與格拉斯針鋒相對,然而這也導致了他的神祕死亡--與多年前老比爾的同事一模一樣:讓貝雷塔的子彈打穿了他的眼睛。

  格拉斯相信迪蘭手中的秘密可能是自己的婚外情,直到他透過迪蘭合作過的夥伴與前女友等人發現了意想不到的關鍵人物……

  抽絲剝繭案情之迷的過程同時也是格拉斯對於自我的探索與揭露,不只探索案情之源,也是解開內心的糾葛。

  A new thriller from the Booker Prize–winning and Edgar-nominated author of Christine Falls and The Silver Swan

  John Glass's life in New York should be plenty comfortable. He's given up his career as a journalist to write an authorized biography of his father-in-law, communications magnate and former CIA agent Big Bill Mulholland. He works in a big office in Mulholland Tower, rent-free, and goes home (most nights) to his wealthy and well-preserved wife, Wild Bill's daughter. He misses his old life sometimes, but all in all things have turned out well.

  But when his shifty young researcher--a man he calls "The Lemur"--turns up some unflattering information about the family, Glass's whole easy existence is threatened. Then the young man is murdered, and it's up to Glass to find out what The Lemur knew, and who killed him, before any secrets come out--and before any other bodies appear.

  Shifting from 1950s Dublin to contemporary New York, the masterful crime writer Benjamin Black returns in this standalone thriller--a story of family secrets so deep, and so dangerous, that anyone might kill to keep them hidden.

  本書中譯版《狐猴》由書林出版有限公司出版。

作者簡介

班傑明.布萊克(Benjamin Black)

   2005年曼布克獎、2011年卡夫卡獎得主 John Banville約翰.班維爾跨界推理小說筆名。

  約翰.班維爾(John Banville)折服於西默農的寫作功力,用簡單直接的文字卻能創造曲折動人的故事,直指人心。班維爾決心以班傑明.布萊克為筆名,向喬治.西默農致敬,創作讓讀者深刻動容、心懸不已的故事。他於二○○七年開始發表「孤獨奎克」系列,並受各界好評。

  約翰.班維爾是當代最著名的愛爾蘭作家,作品獲獎無數,包括「框架三部曲」之一的《證詞》(The Book of Evidence)入圍一九八九年布克獎、獲一九八九年Guinness Peat航空獎;二○○五年,班維爾以《大海》(The Sea) 獲得曼布克獎。《波士頓環球報》讚譽他是「當今最偉大的英文作家」,公認為最有可能奪得諾貝爾文學獎的愛爾蘭作家。

  約翰.班維爾1945年生於愛爾蘭威克斯福,曾任《愛爾蘭時報》文學編輯,也長期為《紐約時報》副刊撰寫書評,現居都柏林。自1970年出版處女作《人魔龍狼金》(Long Lankin)至今,已寫了二十餘部小說,其著作獲獎不斷,包括「科學革命三部曲」:《哥白尼博士》(Doctor Copernicus)獲布萊克紀念獎(James Tait Black Memorial Prize)、《克普勒》(Kelper)獲衛報小說獎(Guardian Fiction Prize)。

  Benjamin Black is the pen name of John Banville, who was born in Wexford, Ireland, in 1945. His novels have won numerous awards, mostly recently the Man Booker Prize in 2005 for The Sea. Under the name Benjamin Black he is also the author of Christine Falls and The Silver Swan. He lives in Dublin.

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