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WD101 Here We Are (Le grand jeu) by Graham Swift

  • 10 Dec 2021
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris: metro La Motte Piquet Grenelle
  • 12

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Booker prize-winning author and one of the most respected novelist in contemporary Britain, Graham Swift captures themes of love, friendship and the subjective nature of memory in his latest novella Here We Are.

Written in stunning prose and focussing on the lives of three characters Here We Are reinforces Swift’s reputation as a chronicler of English life.

‘Graham [Swift] doesn't go for flashy things... He goes for depth of emotions and he doesn't like to show off. He goes into that drizzly, unglamorous region of human existence and tries to find there something universal. I think that he looks for the dignity and heroism of very ordinary, drab, almost-defeated lives.’ fellow Booker prize-winner Kazuo Ishiguro.

‘Swift’s closing account of a mundane world momentarily pierced by a shaft of numinous mystery is magnificent.’ The New York Times

‘Graham Swift nous offre surtout une fable troublante sur les jeux de l'amour, les tours, bons ou mauvais, que réserve la vie.’ Les Echos

Registrations Open 6 November 2021

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