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 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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
- Publication Date: 04/06/2015
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781471137419