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Graham Swift
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  • About this Author
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Graham Swift lives in London and is the author of eight previous novels: The Sweet-Shop Owner; Shuttlecock, which received the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize; Waterland, which was short-listed for the Booker Prize and won The Guardian Fiction Award, the Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize, and the Italian Premio Grinzane Cavour; Out of This World; Ever After, which won the French Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger; Last Orders, which was awarded the Booker Prize; The Light of Day; and, most recently, Tomorrow. He is also the author of Learning to Swim, a collection of short stories, and Making an Elephant, a non-fiction book...

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Ever After

Written by Graham Swift


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 2, 1993
Price: $15.95

Dazzling in its structure and shattering in its emotional force, Graham Swift's Ever After spans two centuries and settings from the adulterous bedrooms of postwar Paris to the contemporary entanglements in the groves of academe. It is the story of Bill Unwin, a man haunted by the death of his beautiful... Read more >
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Ever After

Written by Graham Swift


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 19, 2012
Price: $11.99

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Last Orders

Written by Graham Swift


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 14, 1997
Price: $15.95

Winner of the Booker Prize

Four men gather in a London pub. They have taken it upon themselves to carry out the last orders of Jack Dodds, master butcher, and deliver his ashes to the sea. As they drive towards the fulfillment of their mission, their errand becomes an extraordinary journey into... Read more >
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Last Orders

Written by Graham Swift


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 19, 2012
Price: $11.99

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Learning to Swim
And Other Stories
Written by Graham Swift


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 3, 1992
Price: $15.00

The men and women in these spare, Kafkaesque stories are engaged in struggles that are no less brutal because they are fought by proxy. In Graham Swift's taut prose, these quiet combative relationships--between a mismatched couple; an aging doctor and his hypochondriacal patient; a teenage refugee swept up in the conflict... Read more >
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Learning to Swim
And Other Stories
Written by Graham Swift


Format: eBook, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 19, 2012
Price: $11.99

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The Light of Day
A Novel
Written by Graham Swift


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 10, 2004
Price: $13.00

The Light of Day combines a powerful love story and a narrative of intense suspense into a brilliant and tender novel about what drives people to extremes of emotion. As in his Booker-winning novel Last Orders, Swift transforms ordinary lives through extraordinary storytelling.

This new novel from Graham Swift—his first since Last... Read more >
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The Light of Day
A Novel
Written by Graham Swift


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $9.99

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Making an Elephant
Writing from Within
Written by Graham Swift


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 4, 2010
Price: $16.95

In his first-ever work of nonfiction, Graham Swift—Booker Prize-winning author of Waterland and Last Orders—gives us a highly personal book: a singular and open-spirited account of a writer’s life.

Here Kazuo Ishiguro advises on how to choose a guitar; Salman Rushdie arrives for Christmas under guard; Caryl Phillips shares a beer with... Read more >
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Making an Elephant

Written by Graham Swift


Format: eBook, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 23, 2009
Price: $13.99

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Out of This World

Written by Graham Swift


Format: Trade Paperback, 212 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 2, 1993
Price: $15.00

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... Read more >
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Out of This World

Written by Graham Swift


Format: eBook, 212 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 19, 2012
Price: $11.99

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Shuttlecock

Written by Graham Swift


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 3, 1992
Price: $15.00

Prentis, the narrator of this nightmarish novel, catalogs "dead crimes" for a branch of the London Police Department and suspects that he is going crazy. His files keep vanishing. His boss subjects him to cryptic taunts. His family despises him. As Prentis desperately tries to hold on to the scraps of... Read more >
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Shuttlecock

Written by Graham Swift


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 19, 2012
Price: $11.99

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The Sweet-Shop Owner

Written by Graham Swift


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 2, 1993
Price: $13.00

The Sweet-Shop Owner is set during a single June day in the life of an outwardly unremarkable man whose inner world proves to be exceptionally resonant. As he tends to his customers, Willy Chapman, the sweet-shop owner, confronts the specters of his beautiful and distant wife and his clever, angry daughter... Read more >
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The Sweet-Shop Owner

Written by Graham Swift


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 19, 2012
Price: $9.99

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Tomorrow

Written by Graham Swift


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 9, 2008
Price: $14.95

On a midsummer's night Paula Hook lies awake; Mike, her husband of twenty-five years, asleep beside her; her teenage twins, Nick and Kate, sleeping in nearby rooms. The next day, she knows, will redefine all of their lives.

Recalling the years before and after her children were born, Paula begins a... Read more >
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Tomorrow

Written by Graham Swift


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 30, 2008
Price: $11.99

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Waterland

Written by Graham Swift


Format: Hardcover, 376 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 15, 2013
Price: $25.00

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Waterland

Written by Graham Swift


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 31, 1992
Price: $15.95

Set in the bleak Fen Country of East Anglia, and spanning some 240 years in the lives of its haunted narrator and his ancestors, Waterland is a book that takes in eels and incest, ale-making and madness, the heartless sweep of history and a family romance as tormented as any in... Read more >
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Waterland

Written by Graham Swift


Format: eBook, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 19, 2012
Price: $11.99

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Wish You Were Here

Written by Graham Swift


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 22, 2013
Price: $15.95

On an autumn day in 2006, on the Isle of Wight, Jack Luxton—once a Devon 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. For Jack and his wife, Ellie, this will have unexpected... Read more >
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Wish You Were Here

Written by Graham Swift


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 17, 2012
Price: $11.99

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