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In Waterland, Tom Crick, a history teacher in the Fenlands, is driven by a marital crisis and the provocation of one of his pupils to forsake his teaching and relate the story of his family, who have lived in the Fens since the eighteenth century. In Last Orders, four men once close to jack Dodds, a London butcher, meet to carry out his peculiar last wish: to have his ashes scattered into the sea. For reasons best known to herself, Jack's widow, Amy, declines to join them. On the surface the tale of a simple if increasingly bizarre day's outing, Last Orders is Graham Swift's most poignant exploration of the complexity and courage of ordinary lives.
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Graham Swift was born in 1949 and is the author of many acclaimed novels, two collections of short stories (England and Other Stories, and Learning to Swim and Other 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 (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.Reseña del editor:
Two extraordinary novels from the Booker Prize-winning author Graham Swift
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Descripción Picador, 1999. Paperback. Condición: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. del artículo: P110330481436
Descripción Picador, 1999. Condición: New. book. Nº de ref. del artículo: M0330481436
Descripción Picador, 1999. Paperback. Condición: New. Nº de ref. del artículo: DADAX0330481436