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The Resource Tomorrow, Graham Swift

Tomorrow, Graham Swift

Label
Tomorrow
Title
Tomorrow
Statement of responsibility
Graham Swift
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Character
Review
This splendid novel by Booker Prize–winner Smith (for Last Orders ) has its roots in the 1960s sexual awakening and takes place over the course of a sleepless night in June 1995. Paula Campbell Hook lies awake beside her sleeping husband, Mike, and worries about the shocking revelation that she and Mike will make to their 16-year-old twins tomorrow. Paula recalls her meeting with Mike at university in 1966, when sex was free and easy (“a glut of it”), the immediate consummation of their sexual passion, their marriage and successful careers, and the birth of the twins after almost a decade together. Mainly, Swift explores the ways in which secrets are created to ensure happiness, and the potential for emotional damage when the truth is revealed. Swift has channeled the tenderness in Paula’s voice with uncanny exactitude, granting her a mother’s sentimental observations about pregnancy and raising children. He drops a few clever red herrings, so the narrative retains the vibrato of suspense until the secret is revealed. But the novel’s remaining pages, which convey the exaggerated “doomsday” fears of middle-of-the night wakefulness, seem padded. In essence, this moving exploration of marriage and parenthood is a ringing affirmation of modern life. (Sept.) --Staff (Reviewed July 23, 2007) (Publishers Weekly, vol 254, issue 29, p40)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
173503
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Swift, Graham
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6069.W47
LC item number
T66 2007
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Family secrets
  • Twins
Target audience
adult
Label
Tomorrow, Graham Swift
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
255 pages
Isbn
9780307266903
Lccn
2007018684
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 124031943
  • (OCoLC)124031943
Label
Tomorrow, Graham Swift
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
255 pages
Isbn
9780307266903
Lccn
2007018684
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 124031943
  • (OCoLC)124031943

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