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Elegy for April

Benjamin Black

Elegy for April

a novel

by Benjamin Black

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Published by Henry Holt and Co. in New York .
Written in English


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Quirke, a hard-drinking, insatiably curious Dublin pathologist is determined to find his daughter"s best friend, a well-connected young doctor. Sober again after intensive treatment for alcoholism, Quirke enlists his old sparring partner, Detective Inspector Hackett, in the search for the missing young woman. Set in Dublin, circa 1950.

Edition Notes

StatementBenjamin Black
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR6052.A57 E44 2010
The Physical Object
Pagination293 p. ;
Number of Pages293
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24521247M
ISBN 100805090916
ISBN 109780805090918
LC Control Number2009048156
OCLC/WorldCa460058971

  Elegy for April A Novel (Book): Black, Benjamin: Quirke, a hard-drinking, insatiably curious Dublin pathologist is determined to find his daughter's best friend, a well-connected young doctor. Sober again after intensive treatment for alcoholism, Quirke enlists his old sparring partner, Detective Inspector Hackett, in the search for the missing young woman.   ‎ Quirke—the hard-drinking, insatiably curious Dublin pathologist—is back, and he's determined to find his daughter's best friend, a well-connected young doctor April Latimer has vanished. A junior doctor at a local hospital, she is something of a scandal in the conservative and high /5(16).

Elegy for April audiobook, by Benjamin Black Quirke—the hard-drinking, insatiably curious Dublin pathologist—is back, and he's determined to find his daughter's best friend, a well-connected young doctorApril Latimer has vanished. A junior doctor at a local hospital, she is something of a scandal in the conservative and highly patriarchal. Much as I enjoy John Banville’s Quirke series written under the pseudonym of Benjamin Black, Elegy for April is a slow starter, eventually just as riveting as the others but not as immediately engaging. That said, Black delivers his usual complex portrait of s-era Dublin characters, and it is this particular time warp that he captures so beautifully.

Wed, , PM: The book for April is Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance. We have posted information about the book, the author, and discussion questions. The meeting location is listed above.S.   Elegy for April by Benjamin Black available in Hardcover on , also read synopsis and reviews. Quirke, the hard-drinking, insatiably curious Dublin pathologist, is .


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In Elegy for April, Quirke’s daughter, Phebe, complains that her friend April has disappeared. The story that ensues revolves around the young women’s circle of friends and April’s powerful and devout medical family, which includes Dublin’s leading pathologist (her brother) and the Minister of Health (her uncle)/5().

Elegy for April book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Quirke — the hard-drinking, insatiably curious Dublin pathologis /5.

If Elegy for April isn't the author's best book to date, it certainly boasts the elements for which he is known: a brooding, dark main character; a literary elegance; and, most of all, an evocation of a gloomy Dublin in which "class and religious divisions and [the city's] urgent, albeit repressed, sexual atmospheres helps his characters spring /5().

Elegy for April by Benjamin Black--Audiobook Excerpt. Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Benjamin Black's crime novel Elegy for April, narrated by actor Timothy Dalton. Quirke—the hard-drinking, insatiably curious Dublin pathologist—is back, and he's determined to find his daughter's best friend, a well-connected young doctor.

Buy a cheap copy of Elegy for April book by Benjamin Black. Quirke—the hard-drinking, insatiably curious Dublin pathologist—is back, and he's determined to find his daughter's best friend, a well-connected young doctorApril Free shipping over $/5(5).

No one’s seen April Latimer for 12 days. In the case of her family, that’s hardly surprising, since they’d parted ways long ago. But the friends she’d made as a junior doctor at the Hospital of the Holy Family—a small group that includes actress Isabel Galloway, Nigerian medical student Patrick Ojukwu and Phoebe Griffin—are worried.

Great Book. What did you like best about Elegy for April. What did you like least. The best thing was that I liked that it was based in Ireland.

I'm a little biased because I am Irish and I know most of all the areas that he was in. I didn't like the fact that we never really got to. : Elegy for April (Quirke, Book 3) () by Black, Benjamin and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices/5(K).

The information about Elegy for April shown above was first featured in "The BookBrowse Review" - BookBrowse's online-magazine that keeps our members abreast of notable and high-profile books publishing in the coming weeks. In most cases, the reviews are necessarily limited to those that were available to us ahead of publication.

If you are the publisher or author of this book and feel that. The Paperback of the Elegy for April (Quirke Series #3) by Benjamin Black at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more. Due to COVID, orders may be : Picador. “Elegy for April” is the third crime story that the Booker Prize-winning Irish novelist John Banville has published under the pseudonym Benjamin Black.

book of the month > archive - april - hillbilly elegy - discussion Comments Showing of ( new) post a comment» «previous 1 2 3 next». Check out this great listen on The third novel in the Quirke mysteries, now a major TV series starring Gabriel Byrne.

's Ireland. As a deep, bewildering fog cloaks Dublin, a young woman is found to have vanished. When Phoebe Griffin, still haunted by the horrors of her past, is. Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis is a memoir by J.

Vance about the Appalachian values of his Kentucky family and their relation to the social problems of his hometown of Middletown, Ohio, where his mother's parents moved when they were : J. Vance. Elegy for April, the third crime novel by Benjamin Black (a.k.a. literary writer John Banville), is everything any mystery fan could want, and a lot more.

This book is the best of the Blacks so far. It's also as good, or better, than any of Banville's mainstream works, including his Booker Prize-winner, The Sea. Elegy for April is the best of the novels among the first three.

Not only is the central mystery intriguing, but the fog that begins in the first chapter immediately establishes a very real sense of the claustrophobia that pervades Dublin at the time, and also conjures a murkiness that /5(21).

Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard is a poem by Thomas Gray, completed in and first published in The poem's origins are unknown, but it was partly inspired by Gray's thoughts following the death of the poet Richard West in Originally titled Stanzas Wrote in a Country Church-Yard, the poem was completed when Gray was living.

Get this from a library. Elegy for April. [Benjamin Black; John Banville] -- Dublin, circa Quirke, a hard-drinking, insatiably curious Dublin pathologist, is determined to find his daughter's best friend, a well-connected young doctor. Sober again after intensive. Eventbrite - Must Love Shoes & Mustache Mesa Podcast presents Spring Book Club Event: Hillbilly Elegy - Thursday, Ap at Tenth Ward Distilling Company, Frederick, MD.

Find event and ticket information. Elegy for April Benjamin Black, Author. Holt $25 (p) ISBN More By and About This Author. ARTICLES. A World Imagined Is Always More Convincing: PW Talks With Benjamin Black.

April 1-April 7. Chapters April 8-April Chapters April April Chapters Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of poor, white Americans. The disintegration of this group, a process that has been slowly occurring now for over forty years, has been reported with growing.The opening lines of ELEGY FOR APRIL by Benjamin Black sets the tone for the book.

It is a very good book, not a mystery in the strictest sense and not a thriller either. From the beginning, we know that April has come to some harm and Black weaves a story that draws the reader in, waiting/5().Elegy for April is the fourth of Black’s seven novels about the alcoholic Dublin pathologist named Quirke.

(He has a first name, but we never learn it — just one example of the author’s sly humor.) The Quirke novels, all grounded in Dublin in the s, explore the tight grip of the Catholic Church on Irish society and the crimes so often /5().