From the Publisher:
Learning that his long-absent brother has been killed in combat in Iraq, Jack Luxton, a proprietor of a seaside caravan park, shares a poignant journey with his wife to reclaim his brother's remains and confront painful memories. By the Booker Prize-winning author of
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.
"Profound empathy and understated eloquence mark a novel so artfully nuanced that the last few pages send the reader back to the first few, with fresh understanding." (starred review) 02/15/2012 "The intersection of the global and the nearly indetectable, even subatomic, realms of the personal is territory Graham Swift maps with particular acuity." - Stacey D'Erasmo 04/22/2012