By Jessica Keener
Sixteen-year-old Sarah Kunitz lives in a fancy, suburban global of 1970 Boston. From the surface, her parents' way of life appears to be like enviable - a global outlined by means of cocktail events, dear autos, and live-in maids to deal with their young children - yet inside of their five-bedroom condominium, all isn't good for the Kunitz kinfolk. Coming domestic from tuition, Sarah unearths her well-dressed, pill-popping mom mendacity raveled on their front room sofa. At evening, to flee their parents' arguments, Sarah and her oldest brother, Peter, locate solace in track, whereas her more youthful brothers retreat to their rooms and imaginary lives. Any vestige of decorum and balance drains away whilst a relations tragedy happens one negative wintry weather day. quickly after, their father, a self-absorbed, bombastic professor starts off an affair with a more youthful colleague. Sarah, aggrieved, dives into summer season romances that bring about unexpected consequences.
In a narrative that might make you giggle and cry, evening SWIM exhibits how a relatives, sure through heartache, learns to like back.
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Science fiction. 2. Imaginary creatures—Fiction. 3. Princes—Fiction. 4. War—Fiction. 5. ] I. Thompson, Keith, 1982– ill. II. Title. W5197Beh 2010 [Fic]—dc22 2010009755 ISBN 978-1-4424-0957-6 (eBook) To Justine: nine years, seventeen novels, and counting Alek raised his sword. ” Deryn hefted her own weapon, studying Alek’s pose. His feet were splayed at right angles, his left arm sticking out behind like the handle of a teacup. His fencing armor made him look like a walking quilt. Even with his sword pointed straight at her, he looked barking silly.
I. Thompson, Keith, 1982– ill. II. Title. W5197Beh 2010 [Fic]—dc22 2010009755 ISBN 978-1-4424-0957-6 (eBook) To Justine: nine years, seventeen novels, and counting Alek raised his sword. ” Deryn hefted her own weapon, studying Alek’s pose. His feet were splayed at right angles, his left arm sticking out behind like the handle of a teacup. His fencing armor made him look like a walking quilt. Even with his sword pointed straight at her, he looked barking silly. ” she asked. ” “A proper idiot, more like,” Deryn muttered, wishing again that her first lesson were someplace less public.
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