Waterland

Author(s): Graham Swift

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FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF LAST ORDERS AND MOTHERING SUNDAY, reissued for the first time in Scribner

​The classic edition of one of the 20th Century's finest novels by the winner of The Booker Prize

One summer morning in 1943, lock-keeper Henry Crick finds the drowned body of a sixteen-year-old boy. Nearly forty years later, his son Tom, a history teacher, is driven by a bizarre marital crisis and the provocation of one of his students to forsake the formal teaching of history--and tell stories . . .

Waterland is a classic of modern fiction: a vision of England seen through its mysterious, amphibious Fen country; a sinuous meditation on the workings of time; a tale of two families, startling in its twists and turns and universal in its reach. Compulsively readable, it is a novel of resonant depth and encyclopaedic richness, mixing human and natural history and exploring the tragic forces that take us both forwards and back. It is also a book about beer, eels, the French Revolution, the end of the world, windmills, will-o'-the-wisps, murder, love, education, curiosity and--supremely--the malign and merciful element of water.

'A quite brilliant novel' Daily Telegraph

'Inspired' New York Times
 

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General Fields

  • : 9781471187322
  • : Scribner
  • : Scribner
  • : February 2020
  • : 1.398 Inches X 5.118 Inches X 7.795 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Graham Swift
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 823.92
  • : 512