What is a malefactor? A tie dancing in the moonlight, an epileptic rug, a stairway going up flat on its belly, a dagger on the march since the beginning of the world, a panicky phial of poison, gloved hands in the darkness, a sailor’s blue collar, an open succession, a series of benign and simple gestures, a silent hasp.
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The past beats inside me like a second heart.
Happy 70th birthday, John Banville! The Booker Prize-winning novelist also writes crime fiction under the name Benjamin Black—he has said that books written under his own name, like The Sea, can take up to five years to write, while books written under his pseudonym are finished in under five months.