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Shuttlecock by Graham Swift
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`Serious, moving and often very funny indeed' Observer 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

Author Biography

Graham Swift was born in 1949 and is the author of eight acclaimed novels and a collection of short stories; his most recent work is Making an Elephant, a book of essays, portraits, poetry and reflections on his life in writing. 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. Graham Swift's work has appeared in over thirty languages.
Release date Australia
April 2nd, 2010
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Picador
Pages
256
Dimensions
130x197x15
ISBN-13
9780330518253
Product ID
3957944

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