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by Graham Swift | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingStoepbrakwing of Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on 3/17/2014
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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Journal Entry 1 by wingStoepbrakwing from Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Monday, March 17, 2014

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Prentis, senior clerk in the 'dead crimes' department of police archives, is becoming more and more confused.

Alienated from his wife and children, and obsessed by his father, a wartime hero now the mute inmate of a mental hospital, Prentis feels increasingly unsettled as his enigmatic boss, Mr Quinn, turns his investigation towards him — and his father.

Gradually Prentis suspects that his father's breakdown and Quinn's menacing behaviour are connected and the link is to be found in his father's memoirs, Shuttlecock ...

(Bought second-hand at CAFDA Charity Bookshop, Regent Avenue, Sea Point.)

Journal Entry 2 by wingStoepbrakwing at Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Thursday, June 29, 2017

8 out of 10

A psychological thriller that transcends the genre and leaves one with quite a lot of food for thought. I'm always amazed at the apparent influence of one generation on their successors, even after their death. 

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