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Mar 03, 1992
| ISBN 9780679739333
Sep 19, 2012
| ISBN 9780307829788
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Mar 03, 1992 | ISBN 9780679739333
Sep 19, 2012 | ISBN 9780307829788
Prentis, the narrator of this nightmarish novel, catalogs "dead crimes" for a branch of the London Police Department and suspects that he is going crazy. His files keep vanishing. His boss subjects him to cryptic taunts. His family despises him. And as Prentis desperately tries to hold on to the scraps of his sanity, he uncovers a conspiracy of blackmail and betrayal that extends from his department and into the buried past of his father, a war hero code-named "Shuttlecock"–and, lately, a resident of a hospital for the insane.
Graham Swift was born in 1949 and is the author of eleven novels; two collections of short stories; and Making an Elephant, a book of essays, portraits, poetry and reflections on his life in writing. With Waterland he won The… More about Graham Swift
"An astonishing study of forms of guilt, laced with a thread of detection–and outrageous humor." –The Sunday Times (London)"A world that is half Kafka, half Orwell–joined on a cord of elegant, tough, swift writing." –San Francisco Examiner
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