Ever After

Graham Swift

3.6 based on 14 ratings & 4 reviews on Goodreads.com
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02 April 2010
288 pages

‘A subtle book that lingers in the mind . . . Here is a writer of very considerable power’ Daily Telegraph

An academic sits alone in his college room thinking about the people he has lost. Powerful memories crowd in on him – childhood days in Paris; his exuberant, glamorous mother; his mysterious father; and the brash young American who becomes his step-father. Mingled with this emerges a tender portrait of his relationship with his actress wife. Ever After is a poignant elegy to lost faith and lost hope. It is also a powerful affirmation of love.

‘Touching and beguiling . . . Graham Swift has written a deeply felt and rather haunting novel’ Anita Brookner, Spectator

‘Swift is set apart by his acute observation and thrilling exactness of description . . . Exceptional’ The Times

‘A remarkable feat’ Evening Standard

‘Graham Swift has performed a literary tour de force in this novel’ Literary Review