The night swimmers
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Published:
New York, NY : Soho Press Inc., [2019].
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Book
Physical Desc:
264 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 22 cm.
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Boulder Main NEW Adult Fiction
F Rock
Due Aug 26, 2019
Description
1990s, Wisconsin's Door Peninsula- A man just graduated from college and a young widow, Mrs. Abel, swim together at night, making their way across miles of open lake. The meaning behind these night swims and the narrator's relationship to Mrs. Abel become increasingly clouded as the summer passes, until the night Mrs. Abel disappears. Twenty years later, the man brings his wife and two daughters back to the peninsula, attempting to understand his past. As he rebuilds a world he's lost with decades-old relics, he searches for clues to the fate of Mrs. Abel and begins to swim long distances in dark water once again. A novel of highly charged and transformative thought and soaring physicality, The Night Swimmers explores the depths of an identity in motion with lyrical insight and reflective imagination few works of fiction can summon. It lays bare what it means to come to terms with your fraught and weighted choices as you struggle to make peace with the person you've found yourself to be. Consonant with other Sebaldian re-inventors of autobiographical fiction, this novel is an exploration of unrelenting meaning.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Rock, P. (2019). The night swimmers. New York, NY: Soho Press Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Rock, Peter, 1967-. 2019. The Night Swimmers. New York, NY: Soho Press Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Rock, Peter, 1967-, The Night Swimmers. New York, NY: Soho Press Inc, 2019.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Rock, Peter. The Night Swimmers. New York, NY: Soho Press Inc, 2019. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781641290005

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General Note
"A novel"--Jacket.
General Note
Illustrations and map on end papers.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references.
Description
"Beneath the surface of Lake Michigan there are vast systems: crosscutting currents, sudden drop-offs, depths of absolute darkness, shipwrecked bodies, hidden places. Peter Rock's stunning auto-biographical novel begins in the 90s on the Door Peninsula of Wisconsin, where the narrator, a man recently graduated from college, and a young widow, Mrs. Abel, swim together at night, making their way across miles of open water, navigating the currents and swells, the rise and fall of the lake. The nature of these night swims, and of his relationship to Mrs. Abel, becomes increasingly mysterious to the narrator as the summer passes, until the night that Mrs. Abel disappears. Twenty years later, the narrator--now married with two daughters--tries to understand that time, it's obsessions and dreams. Digging into old notebooks and letters, as well as clippings he's preserved on the "psychic photography" of Ted Serios and scribbled quotations from Rilke and Chekhov, the narrator rebuilds a world he's lost--those searching and uncertain drives, his vague wish to be a writer. He also searches for clues to the fate of Mrs. Abel, and begins once again to swim distances in dark water"--,Provided by publisher.