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'Billy Gray was my best friend and I fell in love with his mother'Alexander Cleave an actor who thinks his best days are behind him remembers his first unlikely affair as a teenage boy in a small town in 1950s Ireland the illicit meetings in a rundown cottage outside town assignations in the back of his lover's car on sunny mornings and rain soaked afternoons And with these early memories comes something sharper and much darker the recent recollection of the actor's own daughter's suicide ten years before Ancient Light is the story of a life rendered brilliantly vivid the obsession and selfishness of young love and the terrifying shock of grief It is a dazzling novel funny utterly pleasurable and devastatingly moving in the same moment

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