Random House: Bringing You the Best in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Children's Books
Authors
Books
Features
Newletters and Alerts

Buy now from Random House

  • Shuttlecock
  • Written by Graham Swift
  • Format: Trade Paperback | ISBN: 9780679739333
  • Our Price: $15.00
  • Quantity:
See more online stores - Shuttlecock

Buy now from Random House

  • Shuttlecock
  • Written by Graham Swift
  • Format: eBook | ISBN: 9780307829788
  • Our Price: $11.99
  • Quantity:
See more online stores - Shuttlecock

Shuttlecock

    Select a Format:
  • Book
  • eBook

Written by Graham SwiftAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Graham Swift

eBook

List Price: $11.99

eBook

On Sale: September 19, 2012
Pages: 224 | ISBN: 978-0-307-82978-8
Published by : Vintage Knopf
Shuttlecock Cover

Bookmark,
Share & Shelve:

  • Add This - Shuttlecock
  • Email this page - Shuttlecock
  • Print this page - Shuttlecock
ABOUT THE BOOK ABOUT THE BOOK
ABOUT THE AUTHOR ABOUT THE AUTHOR
PRAISE PRAISE
Tags for this book (powered by Library Thing)
mystery (4)
mystery (4)
Synopsis

Synopsis

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. And as Prentis desperately tries to hold on to the scraps of his sanity, he uncovers a conspiracy of blackmail and betrayal that extends from his department and into the buried past of his father, a war hero code-named "Shuttlecock"--and, lately, a resident of a hospital for the insane.
Graham Swift

About Graham Swift

Graham Swift - Shuttlecock

Photo © Ekko von Schwichow

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. His work has been translated into more than thirty languages.

Praise

Praise

"An astonishing study of forms of guilt, laced with a thread of detection--and outrageous humor." -The Sunday Times (London)

"A world that is half Kafka, half Orwell--joined on a cord of elegant, tough, swift writing." -San Francisco Examiner



  • Shuttlecock by Graham Swift
  • March 03, 1992
  • Fiction - Literary; Fiction
  • Vintage
  • $15.00
  • 9780679739333

Your E-Mail Address
send me a copy

Recipient's E-Mail Address
(multiple addresses may be separated by commas)

A personal message: