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Waterland by Graham Swift
Mar 31, 1992 | 368 Pages
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"Perfectly controlled, superbly written — Waterland is original, compelling and narration of the highest order." — The Guardian (U.K.)

"Swift spins a tale of empire-building, land reclamation, brewers and sluice-minders, bewhiskered Victorian patriarchs, insane and visionary relicts…. I can’t remember when I read a book of such strange, insidious, unsettling power with a more startling cast of characters." — Books and Bookmen (U.K.)

"Teems with energy, fertility, violence, madness — demonstrates the irrepressible, wide-ranging talent of this young British writer." — Washington Post Book World

"A formidably intelligent book — animated by an impressive, angry pity at what human creatures are capable of doing to one another in the name of love and need…. The most powerful novel I have read for some time." — The New York Review of Books

"Waterland appropriates the Fens as Moby Dick did whaling or Wuthering Heights the moors — a beautiful, serious, and intelligent novel, admirably ambitious and original." — The Observer (U.K.)

"Rich, ingenious, inspired." — The New York Times


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