This is a story of conflict and loss, love and hope against a detailed backdrop of 20th century life and all its shortcomings. It is written by the author of "The Sweet Shop Owner"; "Waterland" which won "The Guardian" Fiction Prize and "Shuttlecock", which won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize.
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Out of This World interweaves the history of a blighted family with the tragic and ludicrous history of the twentieth century. Its alternating narrators are a father and daughter--each obsessed with the other and irrevocably estranged--surveying their losses and grievances on opposite sides of the Atlantic.
"A moving, ingenious and often very funny tale that takes us deep into his characters' wounded, resilient hearts with breathtaking virtuosity...rich, complicated, joyful, arresting."--"USA Today
Graham Swift was born in 1949 and is the author of eight acclaimed novels and a collection of short stories; his most recent work is Making an Elephant, a book of essays, portraits, poetry and reflections on his life in writing. With Waterland he won the Guardian Fiction Prize (1983), and with Last Orders the Booker Prize (1996). Both novels have since been made into films. Graham Swift's work has appeared in over thirty languages.
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Book Description Penguin Putnam~trade, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140107312