Title: Last Orders
Publisher: Picador, London, United Kingdom
Publication Date: 1996
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: First Edition.
"Shortlisted for the 1996 Booker Prize" on the DJ. Won the 1996 Booker. A fine unread copy. Protected by Archival Brodart Cover. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 000256
Synopsis: Jack Dodds has died, and his three close friends travel together to pay their last respects and take his ashes to Margate Pier and scatter them into the sea, Jack's final wish. As the journey develops via Rochester, Chatham and Canterbury, the characters tell their different life stories.
Review: From the author of Waterland and Ever After, Last Orders is a quiet but dazzling novel about a group of men, friends since the Second World War, whose lives revolve around work, family, the racetrack, and their favorite pub. When one of them dies, the survivors drive his ashes from London to a seaside town where they will be scattered, compelling them to take stock in who they are today, who they were before, and the shifting relationships in between. Both funny and moving, this won the Booker Prize in 1996.
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