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".
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The Sweet-Shop Owner is set during a single June day in the life of an outwardly unremarkable man whose inner world proves to be exceptionally resonant. As he tends to his customers, Willy Chapman, the sweet-shop owner, confronts the specters of his beautiful and distant wife and his clever, angry daughter, the history through which he has passed, and the great, unrequited passion that has tormented him for forty years.From the Back Cover:
"Book for book, Swift is surely one of England's finest living novelists." -New York Review of Books
"This beautifully balanced novel describes the arrangements, accommodations, pacts and treaties of our ordinary lives." -The Times (London)
"Graham Swift is a writer of extraordinary power." -San Francisco Chronicle
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