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Prentis, the narrator of this nightmarish novel, catalogs "dead crimes" for a branch of the London Police Department and suspects that he is going crazy. His files keep vanishing. His boss subjects him to cryptic taunts. His family despises him. And as Prentis desperately tries to hold on to the scraps of his sanity, he uncovers a conspiracy of blackmail and betrayal that extends from his department and into the buried past of his father, a war hero code-named "Shuttlecock"--and, lately, a resident of a hospital for the insane.

About the Author

Graham Swift was born in 1949 in London, where he still lives and works. He is the author of six novels, including the acclaimed Waterland, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and won the Guardian Fiction Award. His most recent novel, Last Orders, won the 1996 Booker Prize and was an international bestseller. Graham Swift's work has been translated into more than twenty languages.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679739333
Author:
Swift, Graham
Publisher:
Vintage
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
London (england)
Subject:
London
Subject:
Men
Subject:
Fathers and sons
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Fathers and sons -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Series Volume:
libro 4
Publication Date:
19920331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.01x5.27x.69 in. .60 lbs.

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