Wish You Were Here

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From the prizewinning author of the acclaimed “Last Orders, The Light of Day, “and “Waterland,” a powerfully moving new novel set in present-day England, but against the background of a global “war on terror” and about things that touch our human core.
On an autumn day in 2006, on the Isle of Wight, Jack Luxton–once a 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. The news will have its far-reaching effects for Jack and his wife, Ellie, and compel Jack to make a crucial journey: to receive his brother’s remains, but also to return to the land of his past and of his most secret, troubling memories. A gripping, hauntingly intimate, and compassionate story that moves toward a fiercely suspenseful climax, “Wish You Were Here “translates the stuff of headlines into heartwrenching personal truth.
 

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From the prizewinning author of the acclaimed “Last Orders, The Light of Day, “and “Waterland,” a powerfully moving new novel set in present-day England, but against the background of a global “war on terror” and about things that touch our human core.
On an autumn day in 2006, on the Isle of Wight, Jack Luxton–once a 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. The news will have its far-reaching effects for Jack and his wife, Ellie, and compel Jack to make a crucial journey: to receive his brother’s remains, but also to return to the land of his past and of his most secret, troubling memories. A gripping, hauntingly intimate, and compassionate story that moves toward a fiercely suspenseful climax, “Wish You Were Here “translates the stuff of headlines into heartwrenching personal truth.
 

 

Publisher: Picador

Paperback

2012

ISBN: 9780330535847