Wish You Were Here
Publish date: July 1st 2011
Publisher: Picador Usa
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
On an autumn day in 2006, on the Isle of Wight, Jack Luxton—once a Devon farmer, now the proprietor of a seaside caravan park—receives the news that his brother, Tom, not seen for years, has been killed in combat in Iraq. For Jack and his wife, Ellie, this will have unexpected, far-reaching effects....
Feels like a return to Waterland. Dense. Poetic. Classy.
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