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
Last Orders may have won the Booker Prize, but Graham Swift has written a whole host of other novels, each greeted with huge critical acclaim on publication.
In this interview, author Graham Swift answers questions on his novel Wish You Were Here, as well as his previous critically acclaimed novels.
Graham Swift's novel Wish You Were Here promises to be every bit as gripping and intelligent as his previous work. Here he offers a chapter-length extract.
Until recently Picador have published all but one of Graham Swift's novels. Now we have the complete works.
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