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Wish you were here
Graham Swift
Adult Fiction SWIFT

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Summary: On an autumn day in 2006, on the Isle of Wight, Jack Luxton--once a Devon farmer, now the proprietor of a seaside caravan park--receives the news that his brother, Tom, not seen for years, has been killed in combat in Iraq. For Jack and his wife, Ellie, this will have unexpected, far-reaching effects. For Jack in particular it means a crucial journey: to receive his brother's remains and to confront his most secret, troubling memories. A hauntingly intimate, deeply compassionate story about things that touch and test our human core, Wish You Were Here also looks, inevitably, to a wider, afflicted world. Moving toward a fiercely suspenseful climax, it brilliantly transforms the stuff of headlines into heart-wrenching personal truth.


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main characters Jack
Male
Struggles with the changes in his family; family farm is struggling; loses his mother and brother.

Ellie
Female
Lives in the adjacent farm from Jack's; writes letters to Jack.



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