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Book Information: Swimmer, the

Swimmer, the (2002) [Novel]
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Hungary, 1956. Without a word, Katalin leaves her family and sets out for the West. Her husband, Kalman, abandons the family farm and begins a long and circuitous journey through Hungary with his two young children, Kata and Isti. Staying briefly with distant relatives in unfamiliar cities and villages, Kalman keeps his family on the move and shuns anything resembling a home or a steady life. As their father sinks into depression, Kata and her brother create their own imaginary universe: Kata invents relationships with the people they meet during their long journey while Isti converses with the world around him-houses, stones, snow, skies. It is only in rare moments, on riverbanks and lakeshores where Kata and Isti swim with their father, that they experience a semblance of calm and happiness. Moments that feel as if life is just beginning for them...

Original title: Der Schwimmer
Original languages: German

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionRegional Interest

Edition #1: The Swimmer

The Swimmer (2004)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: 1st English
Translated by: Margot Bettauer Dembo
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Manifested in:

The Swimmer (2005)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Harcourt Brace & Company
ISBN: 0151009325
Dimensions: x x
Pages: 288

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