Waterland

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Pocket Books, 1983 - Fiction - 270 pages
308 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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Graham Swift is a good writer. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Jessica Pellegrini - Goodreads

No. Just no. Not the type of writing that I enjoy. However, I can see how someone else might enjoy it. Read full review

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User Review  - Nancy - Goodreads

Waterland is a dense and convoluted study of both a place and a man whose life has been shaped by that place. Set in 1980, the novel takes place within the framework of a narrative told by a soon-to ... 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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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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