On a midsummer's night Paula Hook lies awake; Mike, her husband of twenty-five years, asleep beside her; her teenage twins, Nick and Kate, sleeping in nearby rooms. The next day, she knows, will redefine all of their lives.
Recalling the years before and after her children were born, Paula begins a story that is both a glowing celebration of love possessed and a moving acknowledgment of the secrets on which our very identities rest. Brilliantly distilling half a century into one suspenseful night, "Tomorrow "is an eloquent meditation on the mystery of happiness.
About the Author
Graham Swift was born in 1949 and is the author of eight acclaimed novels and a collection of short stories; his most recent work is Making an Elephant, a book of essays, portraits, poetry and reflections on his life in writing. With Waterland he won the Guardian Fiction Prize (1983), and with Last Orders the Booker Prize (1996). Both novels have since been made into films. Graham Swift's work has appeared in over thirty languages.
“A writer of great range, vigor and acuity. . . . Evokes perfectly the circularities of a sleepless night.”
—The New York Times Book Review
“An honest, sometimes funny, sometimes snort-aloud-true, tale of a woman's love for her family.”
—The Hartford Courant
“The circular way Paula unwinds her story-less chronologically than thematically-told with the warmth of a woman talking to her adored children, is captivating.”
"Swift's]talent shines through in his smooth prose and keen eye for detail.... Tomorrow provides a revealing look at one family's secrets and how they impact many lives, despite one's best efforts to manipulate the outcome."
—Rocky Mountain News