A Novel

Book - 2009 | First edition
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Fiction. SWIM entwines the present with those past actions and consequences that have brought Kat to the Greek mountain village where her father was born. She swims laps while her fourteen-year-old daughter reclines on a chaise lounge, poolside, reading a book. Without ever leaving the pool we enter discrete scenes with Kat's parents, daughter, husband and lover. On entering each point in this history, Kat reveals an undertow of sound, rhythm and words in their rippling meanings. Each new lap moves Kat closer to her impending decision: whether she will leave her husband. But the deeper tension within this innovative novel derives from the writing itself--its vital urgency that extends the possibilities of narrative beyond the fixed and into the fluid.
Publisher: Toronto : BookThug, c2009
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781897388389
Branch Call Number: FIC
Characteristics: 93 pages ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Swim


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Apr 04, 2016

This book is more of a poem than a novel, with it's very loose structure. It did nothing for me!

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