Wish You Were Here

3.28 based on 703 ratings & 157 reviews on Goodreads.com
Picador

Publication date: 01.03.2012
ISBN: 9780330535847
Number of pages: 368

Synopsis

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