Learning to Swim and Other Stories

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Learning to Swim and Other Stories

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From the author of the 1996 Booker Prize Winner, Last Orders , comes a stunning collection of short stories. ‘An admirable collection. Each story has its subtle nuances of narrative and language which established a quite distinct character. A most impressive work of fiction’ The Times Graham Swift’s taut prose style, natural gift for characterization and tight grasp of the From the author of the 1996 Booker Prize Winner, Last Orders , comes a stunning collection of short stories. ‘An admirable collection. Each story has its subtle nuances of narrative and language which established a quite distinct character. A most impressive work of fiction’ The Times Graham Swift’s taut prose style, natural gift for characterization and tight grasp of the details and complexities of real life combine beautifully in these concentrated and enigmatic stories to offer an incisive exposé of the illusion, subterfuge and enigma of everyday interaction. Focusing on the combative relationships between men and women – between a mismatched couple; an ageing doctor and his hypochondriacal patient; a teenage refugee swept up in the conflict of an oppressively sentimental father and his rebellious son – these spare, Kafkaesque stories are a microcosm for all human cruelty and need. ‘Graham Swift . . . has a wide range; he can be delicately sensitive or outrageously funny. He is a born storyteller’ Daily Telegraph ‘He has style and he has range, and quiet strengths that are continuously and effortlessly displayed. Graham Swift should be read by everyone with an interest in the art of the short story’ Evening Standard About The Author: Booker-Prize-winning novelist Graham Swift was born in London in 1949. Educated at Dulwich College, Queens College, Cambridge, and York University, he was selected as one of the 20 Best of Young British Novelists in 1983. He is the author of several novels and has won the Geoffrey Faber and the James Tait Black Memorial prizes, as well as the Guardian Fiction Prize. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and lives in London.

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From the author of the 1996 Booker Prize Winner, Last Orders , comes a stunning collection of short stories. ‘An admirable collection. Each story has its subtle nuances of narrative and language which established a quite distinct character. A most impressive work of fiction’ The Times Graham Swift’s taut prose style, natural gift for characterization and tight grasp of the From the author of the 1996 Booker Prize Winner, Last Orders , comes a stunning collection of short stories. ‘An admirable collection. Each story has its subtle nuances of narrative and language which established a quite distinct character. A most impressive work of fiction’ The Times Graham Swift’s taut prose style, natural gift for characterization and tight grasp of the details and complexities of real life combine beautifully in these concentrated and enigmatic stories to offer an incisive exposé of the illusion, subterfuge and enigma of everyday interaction. Focusing on the combative relationships between men and women – between a mismatched couple; an ageing doctor and his hypochondriacal patient; a teenage refugee swept up in the conflict of an oppressively sentimental father and his rebellious son – these spare, Kafkaesque stories are a microcosm for all human cruelty and need. ‘Graham Swift . . . has a wide range; he can be delicately sensitive or outrageously funny. He is a born storyteller’ Daily Telegraph ‘He has style and he has range, and quiet strengths that are continuously and effortlessly displayed. Graham Swift should be read by everyone with an interest in the art of the short story’ Evening Standard About The Author: Booker-Prize-winning novelist Graham Swift was born in London in 1949. Educated at Dulwich College, Queens College, Cambridge, and York University, he was selected as one of the 20 Best of Young British Novelists in 1983. He is the author of several novels and has won the Geoffrey Faber and the James Tait Black Memorial prizes, as well as the Guardian Fiction Prize. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and lives in London.
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Title Learning to Swim and Other Stories Height 13
Graham Swift Width 1.4
ISBN-13 9780330518260 Binding Paperback
ISBN-10 #0330518267 Spine Width
Publisher Picador USA Pages 224
Edition 2010 Availability Out Of Stock

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