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Book Title: Night Swim|
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The size of the: 573 KB
v The author of the book: Jessica Keener
Edition: Fiction Studio Books
Date of issue: June 1st 2015
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Read full description of the books Night Swim:“This gripping first novel announces the arrival of a strong, distinct and fully evolved new voice.”
– Jennifer Egan, Pulitzer Prize winner, and author of A VISIT FROM THE GOON SQUAD
“An amazing new literary voice, Jessica Keener explores the fine-laced network of tangled familial relations in language both bold and intricate. Night Swim is the deeply moving and devastatingly beautiful work of a fearless writer.”
– Sara Gruen, New York Times bestselling author of WATER FOR ELEPHANTS
“This earnest debut centers on Sarah as she tunnels through new depths of loneliness.”
– The New York Times
“Keener’s observations perfectly capture a certain kind of 1970s adolescence: the adults who tried too hard, the sudden appearance of a joint when in the presence of older cousins, the way a grownup party could spin from fun to disturbing in a blink. Most exhilaratingly, she taps into the thrilling moments when a girl of 16 can see her future, whether in music or books or a boy’s smile.”
– Boston Globe
Sixteen-year-old Sarah Kunitz lives in a posh, suburban world of 1970 Boston. From the outside, her parents’ lifestyle appears enviable – a world defined by cocktail parties, expensive cars, and live-in maids to care for their children – but inside their five-bedroom house, all is not well for the Kunitz family. Coming home from school, Sarah finds her well-dressed, pill-popping mother lying disheveled on their living room couch. At night, to escape their parents’ arguments, Sarah and her oldest brother, Peter, find solace in music, while her two younger brothers retreat to their rooms and imaginary lives. Any vestige of decorum and stability drains away when a family tragedy occurs one terrible winter day. Soon after, their father, a self-absorbed, bombastic professor begins an affair with a younger colleague. Sarah, aggrieved, dives into two summer romances that lead to unforeseen consequences.
In a story that will make you laugh and cry, NIGHT SWIM shows how a family, bound by heartache, learns to love again.
Read information about the authorNational bestselling author of Night Swim, a coming of age debut novel that deals with a family tragedy, set in Boston, 1970; and a collection of short stories, Women In Bed, whose nine, emotionally raw tales address love, separation, break ups, divorce, forgiveness and the evolution of self within the context of relationships.Her new novel, Strangers In Budapest, will be published on November 14, 2017 by Algonquin Books.
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