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Pocket Books, 1983 - Fiction - 270 pages
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Set in the bleak Fen Country of East Anglia, and spanning some 240 years in the lives of its haunted narrator and his ancestors, Waterland is a book that takes in eels and incest, ale-making and madness, the heartless sweep of history and a family romance as tormented as any in Greek tragedy. " Waterland, like the Hardy novels, carries with all else a profound knowledge of a people, a place, and their interweaving.... Swift tells his tale with wonderful contemporary verve and verbal felicity.... A fine and original work." --"Los Angeles Times"

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User Review  - Cosette Girardot - Goodreads

I would actually love to reread this book. The time flips and storyline teaching of the domino effects in life is absolutely mesmerizing in content and plot development. I was thoroughly impressed. Read full review

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User Review  - Seana - Goodreads

A past favorite. The movie didn't quite capture it for some reason, even with Jeremy Irons. Was reminded of it after a discussion about eels... Read full review


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British novelist Graham Swift was born in London on May 4, 1949. He attended Cambridge University and York University. Swift has written five novels, including Waterland.

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