Swimming Studies

Swimming Studies

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Winner of the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award, Autobiography

Swimming Studies is a brilliantly original, meditative memoir that explores the worlds of competitive and recreational swimming. From her training for the Olympic trials as a teenager to enjoying pools and beaches around the world as an adult, Leanne Shapton offers a fascinating glimpse into the private, often solitary, realm of swimming. Her spare and elegant writing reveals an intimate narrative… (more)

Editorial reviews (6 reviews)


It becomes the subtle narrative of an artist who has found beauty in the repetitive prosaicism of daily life.

It’s an adorable book, self-consciously so, a boutique item that cries out to be sold on Etsy and next to the garlic scapes at organic farmers’ markets.

This enigmatic book is written out of what cannot be fathomed – the life never lived, her own unknown depths. It is mourning disguised as inquiry in which swimming, writing and painting join forces.

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Book Details  


Publisher: Blue Rider Press (July 05, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 288 pages

File size: 17.8 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Awards: National Book Critics Circle for Memoir/Autobiography 2012 winner


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