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Swimmer in the Secret Sea
     

Swimmer in the Secret Sea

by William Kotzwinkle
 

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An immediate classic when first published in Redbook in 1975, Swimmer in the Secret Sea went on to be included in Prize Stories 1975: The O. Henry Awards and then published separately as a paperback. We are proud to restore to print this popular and critically acclaimed novella about Laski and Diane, a sculptor and his wife, and their struggle to bring a new life into

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An immediate classic when first published in Redbook in 1975, Swimmer in the Secret Sea went on to be included in Prize Stories 1975: The O. Henry Awards and then published separately as a paperback. We are proud to restore to print this popular and critically acclaimed novella about Laski and Diane, a sculptor and his wife, and their struggle to bring a new life into the world, set against the backdrop of a cold Maine winter. Author William Kotzwinkle, well-known for his many enduring children's books such as Trouble in Bugland and his novelization of the movie E.T. The Extraterrestrial, is equally adept at writing seriously and poetically about life in extremis. This story of a father-to-be and his painful love for his wife and stillborn son will stay with readers for a lifetime.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Swimmer was first serialized in Redbook in 1975 and then published as a paperback the same year. LJ's reviewer found the story of a couple's struggle to come to terms with the death of their newborn child "effectively and feelingly told" (LJ 11/1/75). This marks the book's hardcover debut.

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ISBN-13:
9781567923568
Publisher:
Godine, David R. Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
04/01/2010
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
4.70(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.40(d)

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