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The Sweet Shop Owner, Paperback / softback Book

The Sweet Shop Owner Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback

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FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF LAST ORDERS AND MOTHERING SUNDAY, reissued for the first time in Scribner For forty years, Willy Chapman has struck a strange but steadfast bargain between the two poles of his life: his beautiful but emotionally damaged wife and the sweet shop he runs on a south London high street.

Devoted to each, he has maintained a delicate, precarious balance.

Now, on a hot summer's day, he attempts to settle his final accounts and reach an understanding with a third, disruptive element in his reckoning: his angry, unforgiving daughter. Spanning five decades and intricately exploring a doomed family triangle, Graham Swift's first novel already shows the historical scope combined with intense intimacy that will characterise his work. `A marvellous first novel' New Statesman`Brilliantly chronicled' The Spectator

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