England and Other Stories
Graham Swift (Author)
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DescriptionA 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
Simon & Schuster Ltd
4 June 2015
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