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Last Orders.

By: Graham SWIFT [signed

Price: $35.00

Publisher: NY, Alfred A. Knopf: 1996

Edition: advance reader's edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: va11

ISBN: 0330347454

Condition: New


Last Orders is a captivating tale of English working-class families in the four decades following WW II. When Jack Dodds dies suddenly of cancer after years of running a butcher shop in London, he leaves a strange request-- namely, that his ashes be scattered off Margate pier into the sea. And who could better be suited to fulfill this wish than his three oldest drinking buddies-- insurance man Ray, vegetable seller Lenny, and undertaker Vic, all of whom, like Jack himself, fought also as soldiers or sailors in the long-ago world war. Swift's narrative start with its potential for the melodra... View more info