Coming Up for Air

George Orwell

George Bowling, the hero of Orwell’s comic novel, is a middle-aged insurance salesman who lives in an average English suburban row house with a wife and two children. One day, after winning some money from a bet, he goes back to the village where he grew up, to fish for carp in a pool he remembers from thirty years before. The pool, alas, is gone, the village has changed beyond recognition, and the principal event of his holiday is an accidental bombing by the RAF.

status Copy #1 (9094): in
genre Literature and Fiction » Historical Fiction
publisher Mariner Books
publish date 1969
popularity checked out 1 time(s)

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