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Swimming

(2009)
A novel by

 
 
A spectacular debut novel from a ferociously gifted new writer.

World-class swimming isn't all breathing and technique: for Philomena - reluctantly known to the world as Pip - it is a necessity. Haunted by a litany of childhood tragedy - an agoraphobic mother, a lost father, a drug-addled sister, and a Catholic education dominated by nuns - Pip escapes into the racing lane, where her suffering and rage are transmuted into beauty, grace, and purity of will. Swimming is the story of Pip's rise from the star of her small Midwestern swim team to her first state meets, her brutal professional training, and her eventual gold medals as an Olympic champion. It is a story about competition, obsession, the hunger for victory - and about a
young girl struggling to stay afloat, and to find salvation in the only way she can; a girl who discovers, in the agony and loneliness of adolescence and the family tragedies that threaten to engulf her, the supreme force of her spirit and the spectacular glory of her own body.

Graceful, raw, hilarious, breathtaking in its physical and emotional precision and depth, Swimming is already an international sensation - foreign rights have been sold in twelve countries - and promises to be one of the season's most electrifying debuts.

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Hardback Editions

July 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Swimming
Author(s): Nicola Keegan
ISBN: 0-307-26997-3 / 978-0-307-26997-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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Paperback Editions

July 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Swimming (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author(s): Nicola Keegan
ISBN: 0-307-45461-4 / 978-0-307-45461-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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July 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Swimming
Author(s): Nicola Keegan
ISBN: 0-09-952395-7 / 978-0-09-952395-6 (UK edition)
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July 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Swimming
Author(s): Nicola Keegan
ISBN: 0-7011-8285-7 / 978-0-7011-8285-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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Audio Editions

March 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Swimming
Author(s): Nicola Keegan
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Ltd
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March 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Swimming
Author(s): Nicola Keegan
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Ltd
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March 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Swimming
Author(s): Nicola Keegan
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Ltd
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November 2010 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: Swimming
Author(s): Nicola Keegan
ISBN: 0-85735-119-2 / 978-0-85735-119-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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November 2010 : UK Audio CD

Title: Swimming
Author(s): Nicola Keegan
ISBN: 0-85735-120-6 / 978-0-85735-120-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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July 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Swimming: A Novel
Author(s): Nicola Keegan
ISBN: 0-7435-9757-5 / 978-0-7435-9757-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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July 2009 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Swimming: A Novel
Author(s): Nicola Keegan
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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July 2009 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Swimming
Author(s): Nicola Keegan
ISBN: 0-7435-9758-3 / 978-0-7435-9758-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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2009 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Swimming
Author(s): Nicola Keegan
ISBN: 1-4407-3810-6 / 978-1-4407-3810-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
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2009 : USA Audio CD

Title: Swimming
Author(s): Nicola Keegan
ISBN: 1-4407-3812-2 / 978-1-4407-3812-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
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Kindle Editions

October 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Swimming
Author(s): Nicola Keegan
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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July 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Swimming
Author(s): Nicola Keegan
Publisher: Vintage
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