The Resource Here We Are

Here We Are

Label
Here We Are
Title
Here We Are
Statement of responsibility
Graham Swift
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The sensational new novel from the winner of the Booker PrizeIt is Brighton, 1959, and the theatre at the end of the pier is having its best summer season in years. Ronnie, a brilliant young magician, and Evie, his dazzling assistant, are top of the bill, drawing audiences each night. Meanwhile, Jack – Jack Robinson, as in ‘before you can say’ – is everyone’s favourite compère, a born entertainer, holding the whole show together. Rich, comic, alive and subtly devastating, Here We Are is a masterly piece of literary magicianship which pulls back the curtain on the human condition.Praise for Mothering Sunday: 'Bathed in light; and even when tragedy strikes, it blazes irresistibly... Swift’s small fiction feels like a masterpiece’ Guardian‘Alive with sensuousness and sensuality ... wonderfully accomplished, it is an achievement’ Sunday Times‘From start to finish Swift’s is a novel of stylish brilliance and quiet narrative verve. The archly modulated, precise prose (a hybrid of Henry Green and Kazuo Ishiguro) is a glory to read. Now 66,Swift is a writer at the very top of his game’ Evening Standard‘Mothering Sunday is a powerful, philosophical and exquisitely observed novel about the lives we lead, and the parallel lives – the parallel stories – we can never know ... It may just be Swift’s best novel yet’ Observer
Summary
It's the summer of 1959, and something magical can be witnessed at the end of the pier in beach town Brighton, England. Jack Robbins, Ronnie Deane, and Evie White are performing in a seaside variety show, starring as Jack Robinson the compere comedian, and The Great Pablo and Eve: a magic act. By the end of the summer, Evie's glinting engagement ring will be flung to the bottom of the ocean and one of the trifecta will vanish forever
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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10875010
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Swift, Graham
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Australian Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Here We Are
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:SSI_727504
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781471188954
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Here We Are
Control code
BORROWBOX:SSI_727504
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781471188954
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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