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The Swimmers

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Published:24 Feb 2022

A Vogue Best Book of 2022A Bookseller Editor’s ChoiceRed Magazine’s ’10 Best New Books Out This Month”Here comes the new Julie Otsuka novel, so we can begin to live again’ Colson Whitehead, author of Harlem Shuffle’Her wisdom is staggeringly beautiful, implicating each of us’ The Irish Times’Heartbreaking and astoundingly good’ Rebecca Makkai, author of The Great Believers’Haunting, ironic and poetic in its resonance, this slender volume is a must-read…Don’t miss this beautifully written, heartfelt, wry and wistful exploration of loss.’ Woman & Home’I’m in awe of how this beautiful, graceful novel can hold so much grief and loss and love in its pages: a literary gem.’ Nicci Gerard, author of Soham: A Story Of Our TimesFrom the internationally bestselling author of The Buddha in the AtticUp above there are wildfires, smog alerts, epic droughts, paper jams, teachers’ strikes, insurrections, revolutions, record-breaking summers of unendurable heat, but down below, at the pool, it is always a comfortable eighty-one degrees … Alice is one of a group of obsessed recreational swimmers for whom their local swimming pool has become the centre of their lives – a place of unexpected kinship, freedom, and ritual. Until one day a crack appears beneath its surface …
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