Waterland

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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  - LynnB - LibraryThing

Graham Swift is an amazing writer! This is a story about the power of story-telling; the ability of stories to change lives. Tom Crick, a fifty-something history teacher, abandons the course ... Read full review

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User Review  - ScoLgo - LibraryThing

A slow but, I think, worthwhile read. The cover on my edition has a blurb from The New York Times that calls this book, "A gothic family saga, a detective story and a philosophical meditation on the ... Read full review

Contents

About the Stars and the Sluice
1
About the End of History
4
About the Fens
6
Copyright

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About the author (1983)

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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