Anglais The Sweet-Shop Owner

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The first novel from the Booker Prize-winning author of Last Orders and Waterland In the sweet shop Willy Chapman was free, absolved from all responsibility, and he ran his sweet shop like his life quietly, steadfastly, devotedly. It was a bargain struck between Chapman and his beautiful, emotionally injured wife a bargain based on unexpressed, inexpressible love and on a courageous acceptance of lifes deprivations . . . threatened only by Dorry, their clever, angry, unforgiving daughter. In his moving first novel, The Sweet Shop Owner, Graham Swift illuminates the history of one man through flashbacks on the last day of that mans life. Through the succinctly evoked provincial decades one of the engrossing features is the difficulty of love and of communication between generations London Review of Books This beautifully balanced novel describes the arrangements, accommodations, pacts and treaties of our ordinary lives The Times A quiet but beautifully shaped book Literary Review Book forbook, Swift is surely one of Englands finest novelists John Banville A remarkable novel . . . There is a touch of Joyce in Graham Swifts revelation of the hidden poetry of small mens lives New York Times Book Review

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