Swim Until You Can't See Land

Swim Until You Can't See Land

Hardback (01 Sep 2014) | English

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Synopsis

Swim Until You Can't See Land charts the relationship between two women born sixty years apart, whose chance encounter marks a watershed for the younger woman.

In her early twenties, Hannah Wright is forced to give up a promising career as a professional swimmer, and is adjusting with difficulty to her narrowed horizons. She is in danger of becoming embittered, haunted by a lost future.

Mariele may now be frail and old, but as her exploits during WW2 unfold, she is revealed as a woman of extraordinary spirit, unbroken by capture and interrogation as an agent in occupied France. Hannah's delight in the medium of water and the rhythms of swimming are set in dramatic counterpoint to Mariele's of torture by water, an ordeal that puts her in touch with her core strength - something Hannah starts to discover in herself.

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Luath Press

Luath Press

Luath Press takes its name from Robert Burns, whose little collie Luath (Gael., swift or nimble) tripped up Jean Armour at a wedding and gave him the chance to speak to the woman who was to be his wife and the abiding love of his life. Burns called one of The Twa Dogs Luath after Cuchullin's hunting dog in Ossian's Fingal . Luath Press was established in 1981 in the heart of Burns country, and is now based a few steps up the road from Burns' first lodgings on Edinburgh's Royal Mile. Luath offers you distinctive writing with a hint of unexpected pleasures.

Book information

ISBN: 9781910021453
Publisher: Luath Press Ltd
Imprint: Luath Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 823.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 238
Weight: 374g
Height: 201mm
Width: 149mm
Spine width: 26mm