The Resource The swimmers, Julie Otsuka

The swimmers, Julie Otsuka

Label
The swimmers
Title
The swimmers
Statement of responsibility
Julie Otsuka
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A novel portraying a group of dedicated recreational swimmers and what happens when a crack appears at the bottom of their community pool"--
  • The swimmers are unknown to each other except through their private routines (slow lane, fast lane), and the solace each takes in their morning or afternoon laps. But when a crack appears at the bottom of the pool, they are cast out into an unforgiving world without comfort or relief. One of these swimmers is Alice, who is slowly losing her memory. For Alice, the pool was a final stand against the darkness of her encroaching dementia. Without the fellowship of other swimmers and the routine of her daily laps she is plunged into dislocation and chaos, swept into memories of her childhood and the Japanese internment camp in which she spent the war. Narrated by Alice's daughter, who witnesses her stark and devastating decline, The Swimmers is a searing, intimate story of mothers and daughters, and the sorrows of implacable loss, written in spellbinding, incantatory prose
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
11040569
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Otsuka, Julie
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3615.T88
LC item number
S95 2022
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Swimmers
  • Japanese Americans
  • Dementia
  • Mothers and daughters
Target audience
adult
Label
The swimmers, Julie Otsuka
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
175 pages
Isbn
9780593321331
Lccn
2021035576
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1252762285
  • (OCoLC)on1252762285
  • 718888
Label
The swimmers, Julie Otsuka
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
175 pages
Isbn
9780593321331
Lccn
2021035576
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1252762285
  • (OCoLC)on1252762285
  • 718888

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