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Out of This World

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Publisher Comments:

Out of This World interweaves the history of a blighted family with the tragic and ludicrous history of the twentieth century. Its alternating narrators are a father and daughter — each obsessed with the other and irrevocably estranged — surveying their losses and grievances on opposite sides of the Atlantic.

Review:

"Neither its dual narrative structure — one narrator attempting to be ultra-rational and the other playing at being insane — nor its story of unloving fathers and emotionally starved children can compensate for the fact that {this novel's} characters are a sadly spiritless and uninteresting lot." Paul Stuewe, Quill & Quire

Review:

"This is an extraordinarily closely laminated little story; layer upon layer about violence and insufficient loving....The whole tale is spun rapidly and richly to its point. The writing, though, lacks the resonance of Waterland [1984] and the manic Kafkaesque energies of Shuttlecock [1992]." Anne Duchene, The Times Literary Supplement

Review:

"A moving, ingenious and often very funny tale that takes us deep into his characters' wounded, resilient hearts with breathtaking virtuosity...rich, complicated, joyful, arresting." USA Today

Review:

"This is a powerful meditation on global and familial violence, written in prose of unerring grace and emotional precision." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Not a book the reader is likely to forget, [Out of This World] deserves to be ranked at the forefront of contemporary literature." Linda Grey Sexton, The New York Times Book Review

Synopsis:

Swift's Waterland established him as a major force in contemporary fiction--an "irrepressible, wide-ranging talent" (The Washington Post Book World). Out Of This World, his eagerly awaited new novel, confirms his status as a world-class novelist.

Synopsis:

Out of This World interweaves the history of a blighted family with the tragic and ludicrous history of the twentieth century. Its alternating narrators are a father and daughter--each obsessed with the other and irrevocably estranged--surveying their losses and grievances on opposite sides of the Atlantic.

"A moving, ingenious and often very funny tale that takes us deep into his characters' wounded, resilient hearts with breathtaking virtuosity...rich, complicated, joyful, arresting."--USA Today

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679740322
Author:
Swift, Graham
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Fathers and daughters
Subject:
Photographers
Subject:
Photographers -- Fiction.
Subject:
Fathers and daughters -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. (HCFA)
Publication Date:
19930331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
212
Dimensions:
8 x 5.4 x 0.5 in 0.5 lb

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Product details 212 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780679740322 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Neither its dual narrative structure — one narrator attempting to be ultra-rational and the other playing at being insane — nor its story of unloving fathers and emotionally starved children can compensate for the fact that {this novel's} characters are a sadly spiritless and uninteresting lot."
"Review" by , "This is an extraordinarily closely laminated little story; layer upon layer about violence and insufficient loving....The whole tale is spun rapidly and richly to its point. The writing, though, lacks the resonance of Waterland [1984] and the manic Kafkaesque energies of Shuttlecock [1992]."
"Review" by , "A moving, ingenious and often very funny tale that takes us deep into his characters' wounded, resilient hearts with breathtaking virtuosity...rich, complicated, joyful, arresting."
"Review" by , "This is a powerful meditation on global and familial violence, written in prose of unerring grace and emotional precision."
"Review" by , "Not a book the reader is likely to forget, [Out of This World] deserves to be ranked at the forefront of contemporary literature."
"Synopsis" by , Swift's Waterland established him as a major force in contemporary fiction--an "irrepressible, wide-ranging talent" (The Washington Post Book World). Out Of This World, his eagerly awaited new novel, confirms his status as a world-class novelist.
"Synopsis" by , Out of This World interweaves the history of a blighted family with the tragic and ludicrous history of the twentieth century. Its alternating narrators are a father and daughter--each obsessed with the other and irrevocably estranged--surveying their losses and grievances on opposite sides of the Atlantic.

"A moving, ingenious and often very funny tale that takes us deep into his characters' wounded, resilient hearts with breathtaking virtuosity...rich, complicated, joyful, arresting."--USA Today

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