Synopses & Reviews
B format edition of Swift's Booker-winning title, which did very well in Picador hardcover. A London butcher, Jack Dodds, of Bermondsey, has died, and four of his friends undertake the journey to Margate pier to scatter his ashes as requested. On the way, they each relate their own lives and their relationship with the deceased Jack. A poignant exploration of the complexity and courage of ordinary lives.
This novel follows four men once close to Jack Dodds, a London butcher, who meet to carry out his last wish: to have his ashes scattered into the sea.