The Night Swimmer: A Novel

The Night Swimmer: A Novel

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The Night Swimmer, Matt Bondurant’s utterly riveting modern gothic novel of marriage and belonging, confirms his gift for storytelling that transports and enthralls.

In a small town on the southern coast of Ireland, an isolated place only frequented by fishermen and the occasional group of bird-watchers, Fred and Elly Bulkington, newly arrived from Vermont having won a pub in a contest, encounter a wild, strange land shaped by the pounding storms of the North Atlantic,… (more)

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When I picked up The Night Swimmer by Matt Bondurant, the premise of an American couple winning a pub on the Irish coast seemed unassuming enough. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that this is a gripping, richly layered work of fiction.

A note in "The Journals of John Cheever" -- sections of which preface each chapter in Matt Bondurant's "The Night Swimmer" -- ponders whether "to give pain some nobility." To handle tragedy, Cheever says, one needs "moral authority"; otherwise, are we not simply at the mercy of those fickle fingers? Bondurant's mesmerizing third novel, set on the isolated coast of southern Ireland, uses a distinctive narrator, Elly Bulkington, to explore Cheever's fatalistic notion, and in doing so Bondurant has constructed a melancholy ode to Ireland itself.

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Book Details  


Publisher: Scribner (January 10, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 288 pages

File size: 4 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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