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Swimmers, The

Paperback / softback

Main Details

Title Swimmers, The
Authors and Contributors      By (author) Chloe Lane
Physical Properties
Format:Paperback / softback
Category/GenreOckham Longlist Titles
Jann Medlicott Acorn Prize for Fiction
ISBN/Barcode 9781776563180

Publishing Details

Publisher Victoria University Press
Imprint Victoria University Press
Publication Date 13 August 2020
Publication Country New Zealand


rin's mother has motor neurone disease and has decided to take her fate into her own hands. As Erin looks back at her twenty-six-year-old self, she can finally tell the story of the unimaginable task she faced one winter. 'Chloe Lane's The Swimmers is by turns touching, resonate, fiercely candid, and beautifully written. In this novel about a daughter's attempt to help her mother receive a merciful death, Lane has sidestepped the cliches, and captured the enigma of what it means to save a life by ending one.' -Jill Ciment, author of The Body in Question

Author Biography

Chloe Lane earned her MFA in Fiction at the University of Florida. She is also a graduate of the International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University of Wellington, and the founding editor of Hue+Cry Press. The Swimmers is her first book.