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The Night Swimmer

(2012)
A novel by

 
 
From the 'remarkable storyteller' ( San Francisco Chronicle ) and highly acclaimed author of The Wettest County in the World comes a suspenseful novel about a young American couple who win a pub on the southernmost tip of Ireland and become embroiled in local violence and intrigue.

Matt Bondurant's novel The Wettest County in the World was a New York Times Editor's Pick, one of the San Francisco Chronicle's 50 Best Books of the Year, and is being made into a major motion picture. Now, Bondurant has delivered The Night Swimmer, an atmospheric tale infused with Hitchcockian suspense.

When Fred and Elly Bulkington arrive in a small town on the southern coast of Ireland from Vermont, having won a pub in a contest, they encounter a wild, strange land and the native resistance to outsiders. As Fred immerses himself in the life of a pub-owner, Elly takes the ferry out to a nearby island where she - to the disbelief of the locals - is consumed by her ritual of open water ocean swimming, pushing herself to the limits. Elly becomes enmeshed in the island's troubles - the power struggles between an enigmatic goat herder and the family that has controlled the area for centuries - while Fred's sanity wavers and their marriage begins to unravel.

Filled with lush imagery of the Irish coast, crashing sea, rolling hills, and rich Irish lore, The Night Swimmer is a stunning novel that exposes the dark and unseen crevasses in the human heart.

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Hardback Editions

May 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Night Swimmer (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic Series)
Author(s): Matt Bondurant
ISBN: 1-4104-4731-6 / 978-1-4104-4731-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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January 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Night Swimmer: A Novel
Author(s): Matt Bondurant
ISBN: 1-4516-2529-4 / 978-1-4516-2529-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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Paperback Editions

August 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Night Swimmer: A Novel
Author(s): Matt Bondurant
ISBN: 1-4516-2530-8 / 978-1-4516-2530-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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Audio Editions

January 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Night Swimmer
Author(s): Matt Bondurant
ISBN: 1-60998-746-2 / 978-1-60998-746-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: AudioGO
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January 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Night Swimmer: A Novel
Author(s): Matt Bondurant
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   


January 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Night Swimmer: A Novel
Author(s): Matt Bondurant
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


January 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Night Swimmer
Author(s): Matt Bondurant
ISBN: 0-7927-8515-0 / 978-0-7927-8515-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

January 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Night Swimmer: A Novel
Author(s): Matt Bondurant
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA