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A quietly, devastating, magical novel Daily Telegraph''Beautiful, gentle, intricate... Here We Are smuggles within the pages of a seemingly commonplace tale depths of emotion and narrative complexity that take the breath away.'' The Observer It is Brighton, 1959, and the theatre at the end of the pier is having its best summer season in years. Ronnie, a brilliant young magician, and Evie, his dazzling assistant, are top of the bill, drawing audiences each night. Meanwhile, Jack Jack Robinson, as in before you can say is everyones favourite compère, a born entertainer, holding the whole show together. As the summer progresses, the off-stage drama between the three begins to overshadow their theatrical success, and events unfold which will have lasting consequences for all their futures. Rich, comic, alive and subtly devastating, Here We Are is a masterly piece of literary magicianship which pulls back the curtain on the human condition.With a wizardry of his own, Swift conjures up an about-to-disappear little world and turns it into something of wider resonance Sunday Times Theres nothing extravagant or showy about Here We Are . . . The books power comes precisely from the fact that it performs its magic in front of your eyes, leaving nowhere to hide . . . you wonder how he does it. Financial TimesAs with all his books, its the moments of quiet, undramatic poignancy that stay with you Sunday Express ''He tells simple, truthful stories about what feel like real people. Here We Are is a welcome addition to a proud legacy.'' The Big Issue The variety of voices and its historical and emotional reach are so finely entwined, it is as perfect and smooth as an egg. Passages leap out all the time, demanding to be reread, or committed to memory... It is perhaps too simple to say that Swift creates a form of fictional magic, but what he can do with a page is out of the ordinary, far beyond most mortals ken.'' Rosemary Goring, The Herald''Here We Are is a subtle portrait of a vanished world, with moving passages about the problems of wartime evacuees returning to impoverished London life after the wonders of the countryside.'' The Independent In Here We Are, Swift does not just dwell on the pivotal moments of our lives, but traces their shockwaves both forward and back. Moving seamlessly from pre-war to post, from the events of one illusory, youthful summer to the present, we are given candid access to the innermost reflections of three people who loved and betrayed each other. The end result is the stuff of life, an enduring mystery that Ronnie, Evie, Jack - that we all - must live with. I thought it was wonderful. Joseph Knox, author of SirensPraise for Mothering Sunday: ''Bathed in light; and even when tragedy strikes, it blazes irresistibly Swifts small fiction feels like a masterpiece Guardian Alive with sensuousness and sensuality wonderfully accomplished, it is an achievement Sunday Times From start to finish Swifts is a novel of stylish brilliance and quiet narrative verve. The archly modulated, precise prose (a hybrid of Henry Green and Kazuo Ishiguro) is a glory to read. Now 66, Swift is a writer at the very top of his game Evening Standard Mothering Sunday is a powerful, philosophical and exquisitely observed novel about the lives we lead, and the parallel lives the parallel stories we can never know It may just be Swifts best novel yet Observer

  • Auteur(s)

    Graham Swift

  • Éditeur

    Simon & Schuster

  • Distributeur


  • Date de parution


  • EAN


  • Disponibilité


  • Nombre de pages

    208 Pages

  • Poids

    180 g

  • Support principal

    Grand format

Infos supplémentaires : Broché  

Graham Swift

  • Langue : Anglais

Né à Londres en 1949, Graham Swift a publié dix romans, un essai et deux recueils de nouvelles, La leçon de natation (1995) et De l'Angleterre et des Anglais (2019). Parmi les grands thèmes abordés dans ses récits, on retrouve la famille, avec ses secrets et ses non-dits, et l'emprise de l'histoire sur les destins. Le pays des eaux (1985) a été accueilli comme une révélation et a reçu le prestigieux Guardian Fiction Prize. À tout jamais a obtenu en 1994 le prix du Meilleur Livre étranger et La dernière tournée le Man Booker Prize en 1996. Il est également l'auteur de La lumière du jour (2004), Demain (2008), J'aimerais tellement que tu sois là (2013) et Le dimanche des mères (2017).