Here We Are (Hardback)
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Here We Are (Hardback)

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Hardback 208 Pages / Published: 27/02/2020
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Perfectly capturing the faded glamour of late 1950s Brighton, Here We Are is a wryly comic character study of a trio of end-of-the-pier entertainers and the love triangle that envelops them. 

The extraordinary new novel from the winner of the Booker Prize

It is Brighton, 1959, and the theatre at the end of the pier is having its best summer season in years. Ronnie, a brilliant young magician, and Evie, his dazzling assistant, are top of the bill, drawing audiences each night. Meanwhile, Jack - Jack Robinson, as in 'before you can say' - is everyone's favourite compere, a born entertainer, holding the whole show together.

As the summer progresses, the off-stage drama between the three begins to overshadow their theatrical success, and events unfold which will have lasting consequences for all their futures.

Rich, comic, alive and subtly devastating, Here We Are is a masterly piece of literary magicianship which pulls back the curtain on the human condition.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
ISBN: 9781471188930
Number of pages: 208
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'With a wizardry of his own, Swift conjures up an about-to-disappear little world and turns it into something of wider resonance.' - The Sunday Times

'For all the brighness of Swift's writing, there's a quiet devastation at the heart of the book' - The Sunday Telegraph

'It's the moments of quiet, undramatic poignancy that stay with you.' -  The Sunday Express

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“Life is a magic trick...”

Set in 1959, summer in Brighton. Jack, Evie and Robbie are the centre of this novella. Mostly narrated by Evie later on in her life looking back to that summer and her relationship with two men, Jack , jack of all... More

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Terence, Bookseller Newry

“Evergreen tale of love and deception”

A master craftsman of english literature, Graham Swift conjures up an evergreen tale of love and deception between acts in this end-of-the-pier seaside drama, wistfully recalled with melancholy and nostalgia.... More

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2 similar books recommended
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“Pure theatre!”

This is a new novel from the author of, “Mothering Sunday.” Set in Brighton in the Fifties, we follow Evie, Jack and Ronnie. They performed to sell out audiences. Life was interesting.
Travelling back in time to... More

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