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Summary

The sensational new novel from the winner of the Booker Prize.

It is Brighton, 1959, and the theatre at the end of the pier is having its best summer season in years. Ronnie, a brilliant young magician, and Evie, his dazzling assistant, are top of the bill, drawing audiences each night. Meanwhile, Jack - Jack Robinson, as in ‘before you can say’ - is everyone’s favourite compère, a born entertainer, holding the whole show together.

As the summer progresses, the off-stage drama between the three begins to overshadow their theatrical success, and events unfold which will have lasting consequences for all their futures.

Rich, comic, alive and subtly devastating, Here We Are is a masterly piece of literary magicianship which pulls back the curtain on the human condition.

©2020 Graham Swift (P)2020 Simon & Schuster UK

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I listened to this in two ‘sittings’. Beautifully read, hypnotic.Intriguing story .
Will listen again soon.

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interesting and entertaining read

very good narrator, well-constructed story, interesting and well drawn characters, excellent descriptions of time and place