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Swimming 

Swimming (2009)
A novel by Nicola Keegan

 
A spectacular debut novel from a ferociously gifted new writer.

World-class swimming isn't all breathing and technique: for Philomena - reluctantly known to the world as Pip - it is a necessity. Haunted by a litany of childhood tragedy - an agoraphobic mother, a lost father, a drug-addled sister, and a Catholic education dominated by nuns - Pip escapes into the racing lane, where her suffering and rage are transmuted into beauty, grace, and purity of will. Swimming is the story of Pip's rise from the star of her small Midwestern swim team to her first state meets, her brutal professional training, and her eventual gold medals as an Olympic champion. It is a story about competition, obsession, the hunger for victory - and about a
young girl struggling to stay afloat, and to find salvation in the only way she can; a girl who discovers, in the agony and loneliness of adolescence and the family tragedies that threaten to engulf her, the supreme force of her spirit and the spectacular glory of her own body.

Graceful, raw, hilarious, breathtaking in its physical and emotional precision and depth, Swimming is already an international sensation - foreign rights have been sold in twelve countries - and promises to be one of the season's most electrifying debuts.

 
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Hardback Editions

July 2009 : Hardback
Title: Swimming
Author(s): Nicola Keegan
ISBN: 0307269973 / 9780307269973 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
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July 2009 : Hardback
Title: Swimming
Author(s): Nicola Keegan
ISBN: 0701182849 / 9780701182847 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto and Windus
Availability: Amazon UK   

Paperback Editions

July 2010 : Paperback
Title: Swimming (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author(s): Nicola Keegan
ISBN: 0307454614 / 9780307454614 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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July 2010 : Paperback
Title: Swimming
Author(s): Nicola Keegan
ISBN: 0099523957 / 9780099523956 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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July 2009 : Paperback
Title: Swimming
Author(s): Nicola Keegan
ISBN: 0701182857 / 9780701182854 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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Audio Editions

November 2010 : Audio Cassette
Title: Swimming
Author(s): Nicola Keegan
ISBN: 0857351192 / 9780857351197
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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November 2010 : Audio CD
Title: Swimming
Author(s): Nicola Keegan
ISBN: 0857351206 / 9780857351203
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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July 2009 : Audio CD
Title: Swimming: A Novel
Author(s): Nicola Keegan
ISBN: 0743597575 / 9780743597579 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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April 2009 : MP3 CD
Title: Swimming
Author(s): Nicola Keegan
ISBN: 0743597583 / 9780743597586 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   

2009 : Audio Cassette
Title: Swimming
Author(s): Nicola Keegan
ISBN: 1440738106 / 9781440738104
Publisher: RecordedBooks
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2009 : Audio CD
Title: Swimming
Author(s): Nicola Keegan
ISBN: 1440738122 / 9781440738128
Publisher: RecordedBooks
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

October 2012 : Kindle edition
Title: Swimming
Author(s): Nicola Keegan
ISBN: B009PMBVCU
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   

July 2009 : Kindle edition
Title: Swimming
Author(s): Nicola Keegan
ISBN: B002FQOI0U
Publisher: Vintage
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