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Here We Are

(2020)
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In his newest novel, acclaimed author Graham Swift marries the erratic devastations of reality with the elusive probability of magic under the lights of vaudeville, a story of delicate illusions where what one chooses to believe can unearth the most revealing connections.

It's the summer of 1959, and something magical can be witnessed at the end of the pier in beach town Brighton, England. Jack Robbins, Ronnie Deane, and Evie White are performing in a seaside variety show, starring as Jack Robinson the compere comedian, and The Great Pablo and Eve: a magic act. By the end of the summer, Evie's glinting engagement ring will be flung to the bottom of the ocean and one of the trifecta will vanish forever.
All three friends begin their path toward the end of Brighton's pier early in life. Evie and Jack's mothers always trumpeting the support that is trademark of stage mothers, while Ronnie's mother sends her son out in the child evacuations to Penny and Eric Lawrence for safety from the London blitz. It's within the safety and love of Evergrene, the Lawrences' estate, that magic creeps into Ronnie's life for the first time and starts the intricate intertwining of fate, chance, and show business.
Magic and reality share the stage in this masterly and devastating story that pulls back the curtain on the power of love, family, and the touchstones of our memories.

Genre: General Fiction

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Hardback Editions

April 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: Here We Are
Author(s): Graham Swift
ISBN: 0-7352-7979-9 / 978-0-7352-7979-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Canada
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April 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: Here We Are: A novel
Author(s): Graham Swift
ISBN: 0-525-65805-X / 978-0-525-65805-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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February 2020 : UK Hardback
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Title: Here We Are
Author(s): Graham Swift
ISBN: 1-4711-8893-0 / 978-1-4711-8893-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Scribner UK
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Paperback Editions

February 2020 : UK Paperback

Title: Here We Are
Author(s): Graham Swift
ISBN: 1-4711-8894-9 / 978-1-4711-8894-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Scribner UK
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Audio Editions

February 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Here We Are
Author(s): Graham Swift
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio UK
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Kindle Editions

April 2020 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Here We Are
Author(s): Graham Swift
Publisher: Random House Canada
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April 2020 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Here We Are: A novel
Author(s): Graham Swift
Publisher: Knopf
Availability: Amazon   


February 2020 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: Here We Are
Author(s): Graham Swift
Publisher: Scribner UK
Availability: Amazon AU   


February 2020 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Here We Are
Author(s): Graham Swift
Publisher: Scribner UK
Availability: Amazon UK