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Wish you were here
(eAudiobook)

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[United States] : Blackstone Publishing, 2012.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (9hr., 39 min.)) : digital.
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On an autumn day in 2006, on the Isle of Wight, Jack Luxton, former Devon farmer and now the proprietor of a seaside caravan park, receives the news that his soldier brother, Tom, not seen for years, has been killed in Iraq. For Jack and his wife, Ellie, this will have a potentially catastrophic impact. For Jack in particular it means a crucial journey-to receive his brother's remains, but it is also a journey into his own most secret, troubling memories and into the land of his and Ellie's past. Wish You Were Here is both a gripping account of things that touch and test our human core and a resonant novel about a changing England. Rich with Graham Swift's love of the local and full of humor and tenderness in the face of tragedy, it is also, inescapably, about a wider, afflicted world. Moving toward an almost unbearably tense climax, it allows us to feel the stuff of headlines-the return of a dead soldier from a foreign war-as heart-wrenching personal truth.

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eAudiobook
Edition:
Unabridged.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781982429218 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book), 1982429216 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)

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Read by John Lee.
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On an autumn day in 2006, on the Isle of Wight, Jack Luxton, former Devon farmer and now the proprietor of a seaside caravan park, receives the news that his soldier brother, Tom, not seen for years, has been killed in Iraq. For Jack and his wife, Ellie, this will have a potentially catastrophic impact. For Jack in particular it means a crucial journey-to receive his brother's remains, but it is also a journey into his own most secret, troubling memories and into the land of his and Ellie's past. Wish You Were Here is both a gripping account of things that touch and test our human core and a resonant novel about a changing England. Rich with Graham Swift's love of the local and full of humor and tenderness in the face of tragedy, it is also, inescapably, about a wider, afflicted world. Moving toward an almost unbearably tense climax, it allows us to feel the stuff of headlines-the return of a dead soldier from a foreign war-as heart-wrenching personal truth.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Swift, G., & Lee, J. (2012). Wish you were here. Unabridged. [United States]: Blackstone Publishing.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Swift, Graham, 1949- and John. Lee. 2012. Wish You Were Here. [United States]: Blackstone Publishing.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Swift, Graham, 1949- and John. Lee, Wish You Were Here. [United States]: Blackstone Publishing, 2012.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Swift, Graham, and John Lee. Wish You Were Here. Unabridged. [United States]: Blackstone Publishing, 2012.

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