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Four men gather in a London pub. They have taken it upon themselves to carry out the last orders of Jack Dodds, master butcher, and deliver his ashes to the sea. As they drive towards the fulfillment of their mission, their errand becomes an extraordinary journey into their collective and individual pasts. Braiding these men's voices, and that of Jack's widow, into a choir of sorrow and resentment, passion and regret, Swift creates a testament to a changing England and to enduring mortality. "Swift has involved us in real, lived lives...Quietly, but with conviction, he seeks to affirm the values of decency, loyalty, love."--New York Review of Books "A beautiful book...a novel that speaks profoundly of human need and tenderness. Even the most cynical will be warmed by it."--San Francisco Chronicle

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Engelska Vninnan

2012-06-08

Betyg

Fyra mn, gamla vnner till den nyligen avlidne slaktaren Jack Dodds, trffas en frmiddag p sin stampub i sdra London. De mnar i enlighet med Jacks sista vilja fra hans aska till badorten Margate och sprida den fr vinden lngst ute p vgbrytaren.

Frden gr genom det bljande grevskapet Kent och tar betydligt lngre tid n berknat. En skenbart enkel dagsutflykt blir till en kr av engelska samtidsden, s och gripande, ofta smrtsamma men aldrig ett gonblick karikatyrmssiga eller ljliga. P svenska 1996.

Engelska Vninnan

2012-06-08

Betyg

Frfattaren heter allts Graham i frnamn, vilket jag ppekat fr BT. Lste bara nstan ut boken. Den var intressant i brjan, men sen blev allt likadant. Trista liv och mycket om dden. Det blev s frestande att brja lsa nt annat.