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  • Paperback: 274 pages
  • Publisher: Scribner Book Company (7 Aug. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1451625308
  • ISBN-13: 978-1451625301
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 1.5 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 876,125 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"The Night Swimmer," it seems to me, is best approached -- andappreciated -- as a tone poem, evocative and often lyrical in its descriptionsof Ireland's landscape, lore, cadences and character." --"San Francisco Chronicle"

"Mr.Bondurant skillfully conjuresthe elemental world his characters inhabit." -"New York Times "

""The Night Swimmer" is intriguing, seductive, treacherous, and frightening. His writing is so beautiful, poignant, and poetic, that the book is worth a second read." --Lynne Cox, author of "Swimming to Antarctica "and "Grayson"

"Before you plunge into "The Night Swimmer", be forewarned: there will be ghosts (and goats), and Gaelic spells cast by black waves of invisible power. But mostly you will be dazzled by the sheer force of Matt Bondurant's storytelling. In prose as rugged as Ireland's coastline and just as enchanting, Bondurant has offered up a breathtaking story of what happens when dreams come true and hearts are unbridled." --Betsy Carter, author of "Swim to Me "and "The Puzzle King "

"Bondurant uses the forbidding landscape of thesouthern Irish coast, blasted by wind and rain and always in the grip ofthe ocean, 'a kingdom of darkness and cold, ' to generate remarkable tension, both psychological and somehow atmospheric..." -Booklist

"Lush, brutal, and otherworldly, "The Night Swimmer" is completely transporting. This darkly beautiful love story

--set in Bondurant's distinctively captivating and merciless coastal Ireland--will pull you under." --Julianna Baggott, author of "Girl Talk"

"But when Bondurant explores what it is like to push yourself to the brink, whether with physical activity, drugs and alcohol, or lust, he captures an intensity of experience the reader won't soon forget."


A powerful book .Cheever by way of Mario Puzo and Jorge Luis Borges. New York Times Book Review"

Bondurant has written another nervy, robust and suspenseful novel. Austin American-Statesman"

A "powerful book....Cheever by way of Mario Puzo and Jorge Luis Borges." --New York Times Book Review

"Bondurant has given us a group of characters full of life and danger....This is a story that will stay with you." --Seattle Post-Intelligencer

"Bondurant has written another nervy, robust and suspenseful novel." --Austin American-Statesman

About the Author

Matt Bondurant's second novel The Wettest County in the World was a New York Times Editor's Pick, one of the San Francisco Chronicle's Best 50 Books of the Year, and has been made into a major motion picture retitled Lawless, to be released in August 2012. His first novel The Third Translation was an international bestseller, translated into fourteen languages worldwide. He currently lives in Texas.

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