The Night Swimmer
Matt Bondurant's novelThe Wettest County in the Worldwas aNew York TimesEditor's Pick, one of the San Francisco Chronicle's 50 Best Books of the Year, and is being made into a major motion picture. Now, Bondurant has deliveredThe Night Swimmer, an atmospheric tale infused with Hitchcockian suspense. When Fred and Elly Bulkington arrive in a small town on the southern coast of Ireland from Vermont, having won a pub in a contest, they encounter a wild, strange land and the native resistance to outsiders. As Fred immerses himself in the life of a pub-owner, Elly takes the ferry out to a nearby island where she-to the disbelief of the locals-is consumed byher ritual of open water ocean swimming, pushing herself to the limits. Elly becomes enmeshed in the island's troubles-the power struggles between an enigmatic goat herder and the family that has controlled the area for centuries-while Fred's sanity wavers and their marriage begins to unravel. Filled with lush imagery of the Irish coast, crashing sea, rolling hills, and rich Irish lore,The Night Swimmeris a stunning novel that exposes the dark and unseen crevasses in the human heart.
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- 01 Feb 2012