Last Orders by Graham Swift

Last Orders Author: Graham Swift
eBook Title: Last Orders
ISBN10: 0679446060
ISBN13: 978-0679446064
Language: -
Publisher: Vintage Books; Reprint edition (April 1997)
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Contemporary
Size ePub vers.: 1263 kb
Size PDF vers.: 1838 kb
Other formats: cb7, odf, pdf, azw, ibooks, mobi
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 512
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Four men gather in a London pub. They have taken it upon themselves to carry out the last orders of Jack Dodds, master butcher, and deliver his ashes to the sea. As they drive towards the fulfillment of their mission, their errand becomes an extraordinary journey into their collective and individual pasts. Braiding these men's voices, and that of Jack's widow, into a choir of sorrow and resentment, passion and regret, Swift creates a testament to a changing England and to enduring mortality.



"Swift has involved us in real, lived lives...Quietly, but with conviction, he seeks to affirm the values of decency, loyalty, love."--New York Review of Books


"A beautiful book...a novel that speaks profoundly of human need and tenderness. Even the most cynical will be warmed by it."--San Francisco Chronicle

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