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Publisher's Summary

Night Swim, the gripping debut novel from Jessica Keener, was heralded as the “arrival of a strong, distinct and fully evolved new voice” by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jennifer Egan. In 1970s Boston, the glossy veneer of 16-year-old Sarah Kunitz’s wealthy family is starting to show cracks. Her parents’ constant fighting and her mother’s prescription pill abuse drive Sarah into two romantic relationships with unforeseen consequences. With grief fresh in her heart, Sarah wonders if she or her family will ever love again.

©2012 Jessica Keener (P)2012 Recorded Books, LLC

Critic Reviews

"This memorable debut will strike a universal chord with readers." ( Booklist)
"Keener's observations perfectly capture a certain kind of 1970s adolescence." ( The Boston Globe)
"This earnest debut centers on Sarah as she tunnels through new depths of loneliness...moving." ( The New York Times)

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  • 02-06-18

Most eloquent language. Intelligent and empathetic.

Completely engrossed during the entire story. From the music of the word to the music of the story. More please.