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The First Rule of Swimming

(2013)
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A woman must leave her island home to search for her missing sister-and confront the haunted history of her family.

Magdalena does not panic when she learns that her younger sister has disappeared. A free-spirit, Jadranka has always been prone to mysterious absences. But when weeks pass with no word, Magdalena leaves the isolated Croatian island where their family has always lived and sets off to New York to find her sister. Her search begins to unspool the dark history of their family, reaching back three generations to a country torn by war.

A haunting and sure-footed debut by an award-winning writer, The First Rule of Swimming explores the legacy of betrayal and loss in a place where beauty is fused inextricably with hardship, and where individuals are forced to make wrenching choices as they are swept up in the tides of history.

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May 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: The First Rule of Swimming: A Novel
Author(s): Courtney Angela Brkic
ISBN: 0-316-21738-7 / 978-0-316-21738-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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Paperback Editions

July 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: The First Rule of Swimming: A Novel
Author(s): Courtney Angela Brkic
ISBN: 0-316-21736-0 / 978-0-316-21736-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Back Bay Books
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May 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The First Rule of Swimming: A Novel
Author(s): Courtney Angela Brkic
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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May 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The First Rule of Swimming: A Novel
Author(s): Courtney Angela Brkic
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Availability: Amazon UK