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The Diver

The Diver

(2010)
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JOURNEY TO LENA is a beautifully written and observed book about the desperation of Albert, an aging man suffering from Parkinson's, following the not quite accidental death of his beloved 20-year-old daughter, Glorie, who disappeared during a scuba dive off the Cayman Islands. Glorie had suffered from a deep, potentially inherited, and untreatable depression for most of her life, and found her release and escape in the depths of the ocean -- effectively destroying her father and his marriage.

The book is tender and insightful; it shows Albert's struggle with faith, his attempts to come to terms with no longer being a successful business man, his failing health, and the difficulties in his ossified marriage to Ann, and leads him on a journey to self-discovery, acceptance, and understanding, as well as a fleeting glimpse of love with Glorie's best friend's mother, Lena, late in life.

JOURENY TO LENA is a book about variations of love: the desperate love of an older man for this daughter, the stagnant love in a long-time marriage, and the surprising and rejuvinating love that can't last. Neven Du Mont has delivered a surprisingly sure-handed debut, elements of which are based on his own life.

 
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Hardback Editions

December 2010 : USA Hardback
Title: The Diver
Author(s): Alfred Neven DuMont
ISBN: 0-312-64798-0 / 978-0-312-64798-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Kindle Editions

December 2010 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Diver
Author(s): Alfred Neven DuMont
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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