Turning: A Year In The Water

deJessica J. Lee

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7 avril 2020|
Turning: A Year In The Water de Jessica J. Lee
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Longlisted for the 2018 Frank Hegyi Award for Emerging Authors

“Jessica J. Lee is a writer of rare and exhilarating grace. In Turning, she sounds the depths of lakes and her own life, never flinching from darkness, surfacing to fresh understandings of her place in the welter of natural and human history. A beautiful, moody, bracing debut.” —Kate Harris, award-winning author of Lands of Lost Borders

Through the heat of summer to the frozen depths of winter, Lee traces her journey swimming through 52 lakes in a single year, swimming through fear and heartbreak to find her place in the world


Jessica J. Lee swims through all four seasons and especially loves the winter. "I long for the ice. The sharp cut of freezing water on my feet. The immeasurable black of the lake at its coldest. Swimming then means cold, and pain, and elation."
     At the age of twenty-eight, Jessica, who grew up in Canada and lived in England, finds herself in Berlin. Alone. Lonely, with lowered spirits thanks to some family history and a broken heart, she is there, ostensibly, to write a thesis. And though that is what she does daily, what increasingly occupies her is swimming. So she makes a decision that she believes will win her back her confidence and independence: she will swim fifty-two of the lakes around Berlin, no matter what the weather or season. She is aware that this particular landscape is not without its own ghosts and history.
     This is the story of a beautiful obsession: of the thrill of a still, turquoise lake, of cracking the ice before submerging, of floating under blue skies, of tangled weeds and murkiness, of cool, fresh, spring swimmingof facing past fears of near-drowning and of breaking free.
     When she completes her year of swimming, Jessica finds she has new strengthand she has also found friends and has gained some understanding of how the landscape both haunts and holds us.
     This book is for everyone who loves swimming, who wishes they could push themselves beyond caution, who understands the deep pleasure of using the body''s strength, who knows what it is to abandon all thought and float home to the surface.
JESSICA J. LEE is a British-Canadian-Taiwanese writer, environmental historian, and winner of the RBC Taylor Prize Emerging Author Award. She received a doctorate in environmental history and aesthetics in 2016, and her first book, Turning, was published in 2017. Jessica is the founding editor of The Willowherb Review. She li...
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Titre :Turning: A Year In The Water
Format :Couverture souple
Dimensions de l'article :304 pages, 7.97 X 5.17 X 0.8 po
Dimensions à l'expédition :304 pages, 7.97 X 5.17 X 0.8 po
Publié le :7 avril 2020
Publié par :Penguin Canada
Langue :anglais
Convient aux âges :Tous les âges
ISBN - 13 :9780735233287

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