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Wish You Were Here

by Graham Swift

eBooks of the Month Family Drama Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

LoveReading View on Wish You Were Here

A masterly work from one of our greatest writers, told for the first time in the third, rather than the first person.  It's a true departure in many ways and is already becoming widely acclaimed as one of his finest novels yet. Wish You Were Here is both a gripping account of things that touch and test our human core and a resonant novel about a changing England. Rich with a sense of the intimate and the local, it is also, inescapably, about a wider, afflicted world. Moving towards an almost unbearably tense climax, it allows us to feel the stuff of headlines - the return of a dead soldier from a foreign war - as heart-wrenching personal truth.

Wish You Were Here Synopsis

On an autumn day in 2006, on the Isle of Wight, Jack Luxton former Devon farmer, now proprietor of a seaside caravan park receives the news that his brother Tom, not seen for years, has been killed in Iraq. For Jack and his wife Ellie this will have a potentially catastrophic impact and compel Jack to make a crucial journey: to receive his brother's remains, but also to return to the land of his past and confront his most secret, troubling memories.

Wish You Were Here Press Reviews

He gets to the heart of people ... an extraordinary novel' Evening Standard

 

'Astonishingly moving' Sunday Express

 

'Profound and powerful ...an unputdownable read' Scotland on Sunday

 

'A wonderful writer' Daily Telegraph

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ISBN: 9780330535847
Publication date: 02/03/2012
Publisher: Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780330535830
Publication date: 03/06/2011
Publisher: Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780330535847
Publication date: 2nd March 2012
Author: Graham Swift
Publisher: Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Genres: eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Literary Fiction,
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About Graham Swift

Graham Swift was born in 1949 and is the author of nine novels; two collections of short stories; and Making an Elephant, a book of essays, portraits, poetry and reflections on his life in writing. With Waterland he won the Guardian Fiction Prize, and with Last Orders the Booker Prize. Both novels have since been made into films. Graham Swift's work has appeared in over thirty languages. Author photo © Ekko von Schwichow

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