Wish You Were Here


  • ISBN: 9781447208938
  • Autor: Swift Graham
  • Availability: Available
  • Publisher: Picador
  • Published: 2012-03-02
    Pages: 256
    Paperback
    Format: 111 x 178 mm

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From the prizewinning author of the acclaimed "Last Orders, The Light of Day, "and "Waterland," a powerfully moving new novel set in present-day England, but against the background of a global "war on terror" and about things that touch our human core. On an autumn day in 2006, on the Isle of Wight, Jack Luxton--once a farmer, now the proprietor of a seaside caravan park--receives the news that his brother Tom, not seen for years, has been killed in combat in Iraq. The news will have its far-reaching effects for Jack and his wife, Ellie, and compel Jack to make a crucial journey: to receive his brother's remains, but also to return to the land of his past and of his most secret, troubling memories. A gripping, hauntingly intimate, and compassionate story that moves toward a fiercely suspenseful climax, "Wish You Were Here "translates the stuff of headlines into heartwrenching personal truth.