Ever After

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Picador, 2010 - English fiction - 277 pages
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'A subtle book that lingers in the mind . . . Here is a writer of very considerable power' Daily Telegraph An academic sits alone in his college room thinking about the people he has lost. Powerful memories crowd in on him - childhood days in Paris; his exuberant, glamorous mother; his mysterious father; and the brash young American who becomes his step-father. Mingled with this emerges a tender portrait of his relationship with his actress wife. Ever After is a poignant elegy to lost faith and lost hope. It is also a powerful affirmation of love. 'Touching and beguiling . . . Graham Swift has written a deeply felt and rather haunting novel' Anita Brookner, Spectator 'Swift is set apart by his acute observation and thrilling exactness of description . . . Exceptional' The Times 'A remarkable feat' Evening Standard 'Graham Swift has performed a literary tour de force in this novel' Literary Review

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User Review  - Alarie - Goodreads

Swift seems unusually concerned about the effects a father's suicide has on his offspring—a theme in both this novel and in Wish You Were Here. For me, this book was written too much by his head and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Christiana Mouzouri - Goodreads

I ve read that book many years ago and although I can not really recall details I still have that rare feeling that at the point I had read it it changed my life and deeply affected me. I m surely reading it again soon. Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Graham Swift was born in 1949 and is the author of eight acclaimed novels and a collection of short stories. With Waterland he won the Guardian Fiction Prize (1983), and with Last Orders the Booker Prize (1996). Both novels have since been made into films. Graham Swift's work has appeared in over thirty languages.

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