Ever After

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Picador, 2010 - English fiction - 277 pages
13 Reviews
'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  - Pamela - Goodreads

Despite the beautiful prose - I loved the writing - for the most part, the story did not entice me. Periodically I would find a compelling section, and the ideas were interesting, but for me the book did not come together as a fabulous read. Read full review

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User Review  - Martha - Goodreads

This is a wonderfully rich book - about all the big things - life, love, knowledge and death. Swift , Ah, that name!, is not afraid to bring in some of the big thinkers, the ones who have made us ... Read full review

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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