Out of This World (Paperback) - Swift, Graham

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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

Specifications

Publisher Random House
Mfg Part# 9780679740322
SKU 30118392
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0679740325
Release Date 12/22/2008
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 0.75T
Author Info
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.
Praise
"Not a book the reader is likely to forget...Deserves to be ranked at the forefront of contemporary literature."
"Out of this world is told with deceptive simplicity and a compelling imaginative intensity. There are no wasted words or ineffectual images here."
From the Publisher
Editors Note 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
Editors Note 1 Swift'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.
Editors Note 2 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
Editors Note 3 Traces 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
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Number of Pages 0208
Publisher Vintage Books USA
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