Swimming

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (12.13 hours)
Product Number: Z100134926
Released: Feb 12, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780743597586
Narrator/s: Aya Cash
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A ferociously original novel, sparkling with wit and blazing with emotion, from a gifted new novelist. A spectacular debut about the rise of an Olympic champion-a novel about competition, obsession, the hunger for victory, and a young girl with an unsinkable spirit struggling to stay afloat in the only way she can. When we first meet Pip, the extraordinary heroine of Nicola Keegan's first novel, she is landlocked in a small town in the center of Kansas, literally swimming for her life. Pip is tall and flat and smart and funny and supernaturally buoyant. On land, she has her share of troubles: an agoraphobic mother, a lost father, a drug-addled sister, and a Catholic education dominated by a group of high-energy nuns. But in the water, Pip is unstoppable. In the water, her suffering and rage are transmuted into grace and speed and beauty. Swimming is the story of Pip's journey from a small Midwestern swim team to her first state meet, her brutal professional training, and the final, record-breaking swims that lead to her dizzying ascent to the Olympic podium in Barcelona. It's the story of a girl who discovers, in the loneliness of adolescence, in the family tragedies that threaten to engulf her, the resilience of the human spirit and the spectacular power of her own body.

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Author(s): Nicola Keegan
Original Publish Date: Jul 14, 2009

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CD
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Author(s): Nicola Keegan
Narrator(s): Aya Cash
Product Number C6086
Released: Aug 27, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781440738111
eAudio
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Author(s): Nicola Keegan
Narrator(s): Aya Cash
Product Number Z3114
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781456111243
eBook
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Author(s): Nicola Keegan
Product Number EB00169831
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: #9780307271952

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