The Night Swimmer

The Night Swimmer

3.02 (694 ratings by Goodreads)
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  • English
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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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  • Pre-recorded digital audio player
  • English
  • 0792785169
  • 9780792785163

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694 ratings
3.02 out of 5 stars
5 9% (60)
4 22% (154)
3 40% (277)
2 22% (152)
1 7% (51)
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