Wish You Were Here

‘He gets to the heart of people . . . an extraordinary novel’ Evening Standard

Graham Swift

Time Out Novel of the Year

‘Astonishingly moving’ Sunday Express

On an autumn day in 2006, on the Isle of Wight, Jack Luxton – former Devon farmer, now proprietor of a seaside caravan park – receives the news that his brother Tom, not seen for years, has been killed in Iraq.

For Jack and his wife Ellie this will have a potentially catastrophic impact and compel Jack to make a crucial journey: to receive his brother’s remains, but also to return to the land of his past and confront his most secret, troubling memories.

Building to a fiercely suspenseful climax, Wish You Were Here is a hauntingly compassionate story that allows us to feel the stuff of headlines as heart-wrenching personal truth.

‘Profound and powerful . . . an unputdownable read’ Scotland on Sunday

‘A wonderful writer’ Daily Telegraph

Genre: Fiction
Paperback : 368 pages
ISBN: 978033053584701
Published: 01/03/2012

Graham Swift

Graham Swift

Graham Swift was born in 1949 and is the author of nine acclaimed novels and a collection of short stories. With Waterland he won the Guardian Fiction Prize (1983), and with Last Orders the Booker Prize (1996); both novels have since been made into films. His most recent novel is Wish You Were Here. Graham Swift’s work has appeared in over thirty languages.

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