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The Swimmers: a novel  Cover Image Book Book

The Swimmers: a novel / Julie Otsuka.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593321331
  • ISBN: 0593321332
  • Physical Description: 175 pages ; 20 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : alfred A. Knopf, 2022.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
Summary, etc.:
"The swimmers are unknown to one another except through their private routines (slow lane, medium lane, fast lane) and the solace each takes in their morning or afternoon laps. But when a crack appears at the bottom of the pool, they are cast out into an unforgiving world without comfort or relief. One of these swimmers is Alice, who is slowly losing her memory. For Alice, the pool was a final stand against the darkness of her encroaching dementia. Without the fellowship of other swimmers and the routine of her daily laps she is plunged into dislocation and chaos, swept into memories of her childhood and the Japanese American incarceration camp in which she spent the war. Alice's estranged daughter, reentering her mother's life too late, witnesses her stark and devastating decline. "-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Swimming > Fiction.
Japanese Americans > Fiction.
Dementia > Patients > Fiction.
Mothers and daughters > Fiction.
Genre: Novels.

Available copies

  • 12 of 17 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Rolla Public.


  • 2 current holds with 17 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Rolla Public Library FIC OTS (Text) 38256101823106 Adult Fiction Available -

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