Old Master

Graham Swift has a secret. Lots of them, actually. In seven novels and a collection of stories, he has developed a knack for measuring out his revelations in coffee spoons, saving the best for last. Of course, Swift has a shelf full of other knacks, some nicked from Dickens, Hardy, Flaubert and other 19th century greats. Together, these skills have made him one of Britain's most celebrated novelists. But his latest, Tomorrow, is a model of delayed gratification.

That's what makes it so infuriating. Like his other novels, Tomorrow deals with sex, death, betrayal, history, intergenerational conflict, love...

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