Wish you were here

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On an autumn day in 2006, on the Isle of Wight, Jack Luxton, former Devon farmer and now the proprietor of a seaside caravan park, receives the news that his soldier brother, Tom, not seen for years, has been killed in Iraq. For Jack and his wife, Ellie, this will have a potentially catastrophic impact. For Jack in particular it means a crucial journey—to receive his brothers remains, but it is also a journey into his own most secret, troubling memories and into his and Ellies past. Wish You Were Here is both a gripping account of things that touch and test our human core and a resonant novel about a changing England. Moving toward an almost unbearably tense climax, it allows us to feel the stuff of headlines—the return of a dead soldier from a foreign war—as heart-wrenching personal truth.

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