Last Orders

Author(s): Graham Swift

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This novel follows four men once close to Jack Dodds, a London butcher, who meet to carry out his last wish: to have his ashes scattered into the sea.

Four men once close to Jack Dodds, a London butcher, meet to carry out his peculiar last wish: to have his ashes scattered into the sea. For reasons best known to herself, Jack's widow, Amy, declines to join them. On the surface the tale of a simple if increasingly bizarre day's outing, Last Orders is Graham Swift's most poignant exploration of the complexity and courage of ordinary lives.


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Winner of James Tait Black Memorial Prize (Fiction) 1996 and Booker Prize for Fiction 1996. Shortlisted for International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 1998 and IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 1998 and W H Smith Annual Literary Award 1997.

General Fields

  • : 9780330345606SECA
  • : Picador Books
  • : Picador Books
  • : 0.21
  • : November 1996
  • : 197mm X 130mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Graham Swift
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : 823.914
  • : very good
  • : 296
  • : Modern fiction