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England and Other Stories [electronic resource]
England and Other Stories [electronic resource]
Swift, Graham2020
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Meet Dr Shah, who has never been to India, and Mrs Kaminski, on her way to Poland via A&E; meet Holly and Polly who have come to their own Anglo-Irish understanding and Lily Hobbs, married to a shirt; Charlie and Don, who have seen the docks turn into Docklands; Mr Wilkinson, the weirdo next door; Daisy Baker, who is terrified of Yorkshire; and Johnny Dewhurst, stranded on Exmoor.Graham Swift steers us effortlessly from the Civil War to the present day, from world-shaking events to the secret dramas lived out in rooms, workplaces, homes. With his remarkable sense of place, he charts an intimate human geography. In doing so he moves us profoundly, but with a constant eye for comedy. Binding these stories together is Swift's grasp of the universal in the local and his affectionate but unflinching instinct for the story of us all: an evocation of that mysterious body that is a nation, deepened by the palpable sense of our individual bodies finding or losing their way in the nationless territory of birth, growing up, sex, ageing and death.
Imprint:
[Place of publication not identified] : Bolinda/Audible audio, 2020
Collation:
1 online resource (1 audio file)
ISBN:
9780655698920
Language:
English
BRN:
3043884
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