Shuttlecock

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Shuttlecock

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Re-issued in a fresh new series style, a critically acclaimed novel from the Booker Prize-winning author of Last Orders and Waterland Prentis, senior clerk in the ‘dead crimes’ department of police archives, is becoming more and more confused. Alienated from his wife and children, and obsessed by his father, a wartime hero now the mute inmate of a mental hospital, Prentis Re-issued in a fresh new series style, a critically acclaimed novel from the Booker Prize-winning author of Last Orders and Waterland Prentis, senior clerk in the ‘dead crimes’ department of police archives, is becoming more and more confused. Alienated from his wife and children, and obsessed by his father, a wartime hero now the mute inmate of a mental hospital, Prentis feels increasingly unsettled as his enigmatic boss, Mr Quinn, turns his investigation towards him – and his father. Gradually Prentis suspects that his father’s breakdown and Quinn’s menacing behaviour are connected and the link is to be found in his father’s memoirs, ‘Shuttlecock’ . . . ‘Excellent, profound’ Alan Hollinghurst, London Review of Books ‘An astonishing study of forms of guilt, laced with a thread of detection, and puckering now and then into outrageous humour’ Sunday Times ‘A superbly written claustrophobic account of power that corrupts private and public life and of guilt that becomes obsession’ Daily Telegraph ‘Swift’s central strength as a writer is his integrity. Story and character are treated with a seriousness and respect that while allowing for the oddity of human behaviour – Shuttlecock is thoroughly and beautifully odd – always honours them’ Times Literary Supplement ‘Serious, moving and often very funny indeed’ Observer 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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Re-issued in a fresh new series style, a critically acclaimed novel from the Booker Prize-winning author of Last Orders and Waterland Prentis, senior clerk in the ‘dead crimes’ department of police archives, is becoming more and more confused. Alienated from his wife and children, and obsessed by his father, a wartime hero now the mute inmate of a mental hospital, Prentis Re-issued in a fresh new series style, a critically acclaimed novel from the Booker Prize-winning author of Last Orders and Waterland Prentis, senior clerk in the ‘dead crimes’ department of police archives, is becoming more and more confused. Alienated from his wife and children, and obsessed by his father, a wartime hero now the mute inmate of a mental hospital, Prentis feels increasingly unsettled as his enigmatic boss, Mr Quinn, turns his investigation towards him – and his father. Gradually Prentis suspects that his father’s breakdown and Quinn’s menacing behaviour are connected and the link is to be found in his father’s memoirs, ‘Shuttlecock’ . . . ‘Excellent, profound’ Alan Hollinghurst, London Review of Books ‘An astonishing study of forms of guilt, laced with a thread of detection, and puckering now and then into outrageous humour’ Sunday Times ‘A superbly written claustrophobic account of power that corrupts private and public life and of guilt that becomes obsession’ Daily Telegraph ‘Swift’s central strength as a writer is his integrity. Story and character are treated with a seriousness and respect that while allowing for the oddity of human behaviour – Shuttlecock is thoroughly and beautifully odd – always honours them’ Times Literary Supplement ‘Serious, moving and often very funny indeed’ Observer 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 Shuttlecock Height 13
Graham Swift Width 1.5
ISBN-13 9780330518253 Binding Paperback
ISBN-10 #0330518259 Spine Width
Publisher Picador USA Pages 256
Edition 2010 Availability In Stock

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