The Sweet Shop Owner

The Sweet Shop Owner

Paperback (11 Jul 2019)

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Synopsis

FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF LAST ORDERS AND MOTHERING SUNDAY, reissued for the first time in Scribner

For forty years, Willy Chapman has struck a strange but steadfast bargain between the two poles of his life: his beautiful but emotionally damaged wife and the sweet shop he runs on a south London high street. Devoted to each, he has maintained a delicate, precarious balance. Now, on a hot summer's day, he attempts to settle his final accounts and reach an understanding with a third, disruptive element in his reckoning: his angry, unforgiving daughter.

Spanning five decades and intricately exploring a doomed family triangle, Graham Swift's first novel already shows the historical scope combined with intense intimacy that will characterise his work.

'A marvellous first novel' New Statesman

'Brilliantly chronicled' The Spectator

Book information

ISBN: 9781471187353
Publisher: Scribner UK
Imprint: Scribner UK
Pub date:
DEWEY: 823.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 323
Weight: 308g
Height: 130mm
Width: 196mm
Spine width: 25mm