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Learning to swim and other stories

Author: Graham Swift
Publisher: New York : Vintage International, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st Vintage International edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Graham Swift
ISBN: 0679739785 9780679739784
OCLC Number: 24215339
Description: 189 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Learning to swim --
Hoffmeier's antelope --
Gabor --
Hypochondriac --
Tunnel --
Hotel --
Seraglio --
The son --
Chemistry --
Cliffedge --
The watch.
Responsibility: Graham Swift.
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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.

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