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England and Other Stories - Graham Swift (Paperback)

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Description

A collection of new stories from the Booker Prize-winning author of Last Ordersand Waterland

Product Details

Barcode
9781471137419
Department
Books
Released
4 Jun 2015
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
Graham Swift
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Language
English
Number of Pages
288
Dimensions
198 x 130mm (198g)

Summary

A collection of new stories from the Booker-prize winning author of Last Orders, and of the Sunday Times bestseller Mothering Sunday.

Meet Dr Shah, who has never been to India, and Mrs Kaminski, on her way to Poland via A&E. Meet Holly and Polly, who have come to their own Anglo-Irish understanding; Charlie and Don, who have seen the docks turn into Docklands; Daisy Baker, terrified of Yorkshire; and Johnny Dewhurst, stranded on Exmoor.

Binding these stories together is Graham Swift's affectionate but unflinching instinct for the story of us all: an evocation of that mysterious body that is a nation, deepened by the palpable sense of our individual bodies finding or losing their way in the nationless territory of birth, ageing, sex and death.

Praise for Mothering Sunday:
'Bathed in light; and even when tragedy strikes, it blazes irresistibly... Swift's small fiction feels like a masterpiece' Guardian
`Alive with sensuousness and sensuality ... wonderfully accomplished, it is an achievement' Sunday Times
`From start to finish Swift's is a novel of stylish brilliance and quiet narrative verve. The archly modulated, precise prose (a hybrid of Henry Green and Kazuo Ishiguro) is a glory to read. Now 66, Swift is a writer at the very top of his game' Evening Standard
`Mothering Sunday is a powerful, philosophical and exquisitely observed novel about the lives we lead, and the parallel lives - the parallel stories - we can never know ... It may just be Swift's best novel yet' Observer

Fiction

General Subject
Fiction Short Stories
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Short Stories (single author)
BIC Classification 1
Short stories
BIC Classification 2
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Dewey Classification
823.92

Author Bio

Graham Swift was born in 1949 and is the author of nine novels, a collection 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.