Learning to Swim

And Other Stories

By Graham Swift
(Vintage, Paperback, 9780679739784, 192pp.)

Publication Date: March 3, 1992

List Price: $15.00*
* Individual store prices may vary.
Shop Local
Enter your zip code below to find indies closest to you.

Go


Description
The men and women in these spare, Kafkaesque stories are engaged in struggles that are no less brutal because they are fought by proxy. In Graham Swift's taut prose, these quiet combative relationships--between a mismatched couple; an aging doctor and his hypochondriacal patient; a teenage refugee swept up in the conflict between an oppressively sentimental father and his rebellious son--become a microcosm for all human cruelty and need.
"Swift proves throughout this ambitious collection that he is a master of his language and the construction of provocative situations."--"Houston Chronicle.
Indie Bookstore Finder
EBbooks and EReaders
Find great gifts: Signed books
Link to IndieBound






Update Profile