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Out of This World (Paperback)

Author:  Graham Swift
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0679740325
ISBN-13: 9780679740322
Sku: 30118392
Publish Date: 12/22/2008
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 0.75T
Pages:  208
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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
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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 TodaySwift's Waterland established him as a major force in contemporary fiction--an "irrepressible, wide-ranging talent" (The Washington Post Book World). Out Of This World, his eagerly awaited new novel, confirms his status as a world-class novelist.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 TodayTraces the conflicts, loves, and losses, of Harry Beech, a one-time celebrated photojournalist, and his daughter Sophie, struggling to rebuild her life after the violent death of her grandfather
Author Bio
Graham Swift
Graham Swift has both a B.A. and an M.A. from Cambridge, and taught English part-time while he wrote fiction until his third novel WATERLAND (1983) won the Booker Prize. Many of his works deal with the difficulty of human relationships, the search for meaning in the face of man's inevitable alienation, and the inescapable influence of history on our lives.

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New York Times Book Review
"Not a book the reader is likely to forget...Deserves to be ranked at the forefront of contemporary literature." - Linda Gray Sexton 9/11/88

London Review of Books
"Out of this world is told with deceptive simplicity and a compelling imaginative intensity. There are no wasted words or ineffectual images here." - Patrick Parrinder 03/17/1988

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0208
Product attributePublisher:   Vintage Books USA
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