Sweet Shop Owner - Graham Swift (Paperback)

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Description

The first novel from the Booker Prize-winning author of Last Orders and Waterland.

Product Details

Barcode
9780330507875
Department
Books
Released
2 Apr 2010
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
Graham Swift
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Pan Macmillan
Language
English
Number of Pages
272
Dimensions
196 x 132 x 19mm (222g)

Summary

`This beautifully balanced novel describes the arrangements, accommodations, pacts and treaties of our ordinary lives' The Times In the sweet shop Willy Chapman was free, absolved from all responsibility, and he ran his sweet shop like his life - quietly, steadfastly, devotedly. It was a bargain struck between Chapman and his beautiful, emotionally injured wife - a bargain based on unexpressed, inexpressible love and on a courageous acceptance of life's deprivation . . . threatened only by Dorry, their clever, angry, unforgiving daughter. `Moving . . . Through the succinctly evoked provincial decades one of the engrossing features is the difficulty of love and of communication between generations' London Review of Books `A remarkable novel . . . There is a touch of Joyce in Graham Swift's revelation of the hidden poetry of small men's lives' New York Times Book Review

Fiction

General Subject
Fiction
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / General
BIC Classification 1
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Dewey Classification
823.914
Readership
General (US: Trade)

Author Bio

Graham Swift was born in 1949 and is the author of eight acclaimed novels and a collection of short stories. With Waterland he won the Guardian Fiction Prize (1983), and with Last Orders the Booker Prize (1996). Both novels have since been made into films. Graham Swift's work has appeared in over thirty languages.