Combines spectacular nature writing with deeply personal reflections on the mother-daughter bond, for fans of At the Pond, The Outrun, and Fierce Attachments
Chantal Thomas has won several major French awards, and her novel Farewell, My Queen was adapted into an acclaimed film
• “Wonderful…her descriptions are a kind of bottled perfection, of long days spent in the sea and sand”—Financial Times
• ’In spare, elegant prose Thomas explores the stories we tell ourselves in order to survive.’—Joanna Pocock, Times Literary Supplement
• “A story of inheritance, of the fluidity of a mother-daughter relationship dissolved in a calm sea, a kind of reverse amniotic fluid, in which to dive and luxuriate deliciously”—Marie Claire
• “This is an infinitely gentle, oblique look at a whole century, passed through as a swimmer crosses the water, from one buoy to another…Haunting and elegiac”—Livres Hebdo
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