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Out of This World
     

Out of This World

by Graham Swift
 

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Out of This World interweaves the history of a blighted family with the tragic and ludicrous history of the twentieth century. Its alternating narrators are a father and daughter—each obsessed with the other and irrevocably estranged—surveying their losses and grievances on opposite sides of the Atlantic.

"A moving, ingenious and often very

Overview

Out of This World interweaves the history of a blighted family with the tragic and ludicrous history of the twentieth century. Its alternating narrators are a father and daughter—each obsessed with the other and irrevocably estranged—surveying their losses and grievances on opposite sides of the Atlantic.

"A moving, ingenious and often very funny tale that takes us deep into his characters' wounded, resilient hearts with breathtaking virtuosity...rich, complicated, joyful, arresting."—USA Today

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
``Any doubt that Swift, whose Waterland was nominated for England's Booker Prize, is one of the very best young British novelists should be dispelled by this beautifully written, stinging study of a family torn apart by guilt and anger,'' lauded PW. ``This is a powerful meditation on global and familial violence, written in prose of unerring grace and emotional precision.'' (Oct.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679740322
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/1993
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
207
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Graham Swift is the author of six novels, including the Booker Prize-winning Last Orders. His work has been translated into more than twenty languages. He lives in London, England.

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