Waterland

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Pocket Books, 1983 - Fiction - 270 pages
17 Reviews
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  - LilyRoseShadowlyn - LibraryThing

Although meandering at times, this was an enjoyable read. I enjoyed Swift's style, and although not my favorite author, I will probably read more of his books in the future. I like the idea of a ... Read full review

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User Review  - seeword - LibraryThing

Multi-generational story set in the flat, soggy reclaimed lands of East Anglia. History and geography intermingle with family secrets and tragedies. Library book. 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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