Last Orders

Last Orders

Graham Swift


4 males assemble in a London pub. they've got taken it upon themselves to hold out the final orders of Jack Dodds, grasp butcher, and bring his ashes to the ocean. As they force in the direction of the achievement in their project, their errand turns into a unprecedented trip into their collective and person pasts. Braiding those men's voices, and that of Jack's widow, right into a choir of sorrow and resentment, ardour and remorse, speedy creates a testomony to a altering England and to enduring mortality.

"Swift has concerned us in actual, lived lives...Quietly, yet with conviction, he seeks to confirm the values of decency, loyalty, love."--New York assessment of Books

"A attractive book...a novel that speaks profoundly of human desire and tenderness. Even the main cynical can be warmed by means of it."--San Francisco Chronicle

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