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Swimming to Elba

Swimming to Elba

(2012)
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A sensually charged novel about two girls growing up fast in a failing industrial town on the coast of Italy

Anna and Francesca are on the brink of everything: high school, adulthood, and the edge of ambition in their provincial town. It's summer in Piombino, Italy, and in their skimpy bathing suits, flaunting their newly acquired curves, the girls suddenly have everyone in their thrall. This power opens their imagination to a destiny beyond Piombino; the resort town of Elba is just a ferry ride away and yet they've never dared to go. Maybe the future is waiting for them there, or somewhere beyond.

When their friendship suffers a blow, the girls set off on their own only to discover that their budding sexuality takes them further than they expect, though not as far as their dreams. As their choices take them to a painful crossroads, the girls must reconnect if they have any hope of escaping their small town destinies.

In this poetic, prizewinning debut, Silvia Avallone captures the lost innocence of a generation. Harrowing yet ultimately redemptive, Swimming to Elba is a story about the power of friendship, and the way that family, friendship, and economics shape our world.

 
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Hardback Editions

June 2012 : USA Hardback
Title: Swimming to Elba: A Novel
Author(s): Silvia Avallone
ISBN: 0-670-02358-2 / 978-0-670-02358-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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Paperback Editions

April 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: Swimming to Elba
Author(s): Silvia Avallone
ISBN: 0-14-312365-3 / 978-0-14-312365-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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Audio Editions

June 2012 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: Swimming to Elba
Author(s): Silvia Avallone
ISBN: 1-4551-5458-X / 978-1-4551-5458-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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June 2012 : USA Audio CD
Title: Swimming to Elba
Author(s): Silvia Avallone
ISBN: 1-4551-5459-8 / 978-1-4551-5459-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2012 : USA MP3 CD
Title: Swimming to Elba
Author(s): Silvia Avallone
ISBN: 1-4551-5461-X / 978-1-4551-5461-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2012 : USA Audio edition
Title: Swimming to Elba: A Novel
Author(s): Silvia Avallone, Antony Shugaar (translator)
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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June 2012 : UK Audio edition
Title: Swimming to Elba: A Novel
Author(s): Silvia Avallone, Antony Shugaar (translator)
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

June 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Swimming to Elba: A Novel
Author(s): Silvia Avallone
Publisher: Penguin Books
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