England And Other Stories

Author: Graham Swift
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  • : $8.00(AUD)
  • : 9781471137419
  • : CASTLE BOOKS
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  • : June 2015
  • : 22.99
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  • : Graham Swift
  • : Paperback
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Barcode 9781471137419
9781471137419

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A collection of new stories from the Booker-prize winning author of Last Ordersand Waterland; 'a powerful statement about English ways of life and death' Independent on Sunday Meet Dr Shah, who has never been to India, and Mrs Kaminski, on her way to Poland via AE. 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.