The Last Wave

The Last Wave

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A beautifully rendered family drama set in England between the 1950s and the present, following the life of Martha, a woman who has swum the English Channel ten times, and the complex relationships she has with her husband, her children and her close friends.Debut author, Best, a native of Toronto, presents a wholly authentic tragicomic portrait of family life as it is buffeted by illness, intolerance, anger, failure and regret. A mature, accomplished and compelling new voice; a novel soaked in empathy and salt water.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 132 x 195 x 27mm | 316g
  • Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1911332317
  • 9781911332312
  • 2,053,247

About Gillian Best

Gillian Best studied at York University, Canada, University College, Falmouth and the University of Glasgow. Her fiction and non-fiction has been published widely. She won the Bronwen Wallace Prize and was shortlisted for the Bridport Award and the Wasafiri Prize. She lives in Bristol.
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100 ratings
3.97 out of 5 stars
5 30% (30)
4 46% (46)
3 16% (16)
2 7% (7)
1 1% (1)
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