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When four men carry out another's final wishes, they are forced to take stock of who they are, who they were, and what lies in between."It ain't like your regular sort of day," Ray admits. The Coach and Horses pub in London's East End opened just five minutes ago, and Ray is already having a pint. He's soon joined by Lenny and Vic, who arrives carrying a box. Vic "twists the box round so we can see there's a white card sellotaped to one side. There's a date and a number and name: Jack Arthur Dodds."The three men, friends since World War II, have gathered to carry out Jack's last orders and deliver his ashes to the sea. A fourth comes, too, and serves as the driver: Jack's adopted son, Vince. As they move together toward the fulfillment of their mission, their errand becomes an extraordinary journey into their collective and individual pasts. Their voices-and Jack's, and that of Jack's widow Amy-combine in a choir of sorrow and resentment, passion and regret. An interwoven series of first-person narratives shifts between times and tenses, memories and revelations.A testament to a changing England, a stark portrait of its working class, and a mortality tale that hides its ambition and expertise under moving naturalism, Last Orders is a stunning achievement by one of England's greatest living writers.
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Grouped Work ID 65a65c38-eeb8-16cc-65a8-bddac2f38a6f
Grouping Title last orders
Grouping Author swift graham
Grouping Category book
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auth_author2 Doyle, Gerard., Hawksley, Dominick., Jones, Simon, 1950-, Marceau-Clarke, Gigi., Prebble, Simon., Sterlin, Jenny., Stewart, Ian.
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display_description Winner of the Booker Prize. 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.
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subject_facet Death -- Fiction, England -- Fiction, Friendship -- Fiction, Love stories, Older men -- Fiction, Romance fiction, Working class -- Fiction
title_display Last orders
title_full Last orders / Graham Swift, Last orders [electronic resource] / Graham Swift
title_short Last orders
topic_facet Death, Friendship, Older men, Romance fiction, Working class