Wish You Were Here by Graham Swift

Wish You Were Here

byGraham Swift

Kobo ebook | August 2, 2011

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From the Booker Prize-winning author of Last Orderscomes an incredibly moving and accomplished new novel. A Vintage Canada trade paperback original.
 
On an autumn day in 2006, on the Isle of Wight, Jack Luxton, former Devon farmer and now the proprietor of a seaside caravan park, receives the news that his soldier brother Tom, not seen for years, has been killed in Iraq. For Jack and his wife Ellie this will have a potentially catastrophic impact. For Jack in particular it means a crucial journey--to receive his brother's remains, but also into his own most secret, troubling memories and into the land of his and Ellie's past. Wish You Were Hereis both a gripping account of things that touch and test our human core and a resonant novel about a changing England. Rich with a sense of the intimate and the local, it is also, inescapably, about a wider, afflicted world. Moving towards an almost unbearably tense climax, it allows us to feel the stuff of headlines--the return of a dead soldier from a foreign war--as heart-wrenching personal truth.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

British novelist Graham Swift was born in London on May 4, 1949. He attended Cambridge University and York University. Swift has written five novels, including Waterland.
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Title:Wish You Were HereFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 2, 2011Publisher:Random House of CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0307360121

ISBN - 13:9780307360120

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wish you were here Excellent. Went out to buy the paperback for my friends to read. A truly classic Swift novel. A masterpiece of the English writing style. No US rubbish here.
Date published: 2013-04-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Never gets going At first I thought something terrible had happened, but really it was just a guy that was pulled from a world he loved and now he is just bored.
Date published: 2013-01-20