By Graham Swift
(Vintage Books USA, Paperback, 9780307386434, 255pp.)
Publication Date: September 9, 2008
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Recalling the years before and after her children were born, Paula begins a story that is both a glowing celebration of love possessed and a moving acknowledgment of the secrets on which our very identities rest. Brilliantly distilling half a century into one suspenseful night, "Tomorrow "is an eloquent meditation on the mystery of happiness.
Everyone has his or her own secrets, but what happens when your most intimate ones are shared with loved ones? Family secrets can be the hardest to hide — and the most provocative. Martha Toll suggest three books for when no one knows you better than your family — and that's the problem. More at NPR.org
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- Tomorrow begins with the line, "You're asleep, my angels, I assume". What is the effect of reading a narrative that is addressed, specifically, to someone else? Why might Graham Swift have chosen this narrative structure? How would the effect of the novel be different if it were addressed to a different audience?