Swimming in the Dark

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Price
$16.99  $15.63
Publisher
William Morrow & Company
Publish Date
Pages
224
Dimensions
5.2 X 7.9 X 0.6 inches | 0.35 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780062890016

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About the Author

Tomasz Jedrowski is a graduate of Cambridge University and Université de Paris. He was born in Germany to Polish parents, and has lived in several countries, including Poland, and currently lives in Paris, France, where he works in high-fashion. He speaks five languages and writes in English. This is his first novel.

Reviews

Marvelous, precise, poignant writing; the reader is happy to be overwhelmed. The highest talent at work.--Sebastian Barry, award-winning author of Days Without End
"Jedrowski has woven a brilliant tale about two people in love who are torn apart by a political divide and a difference in values. . . . A tender, sad, and moving love story . . . full of suspenseful intrigue, conflict, and passion."--The Gay & Lesbian Review
"In this glorious book, Jedrowski exquisitely captures the pleasure and pain of young love, while reminding us of what it means to hunger: for freedom - and for another."--The Independent, 11 Best LGBTQ+ Books to Read During Pride Month and Beyond
"One of the most astonishing contemporary gay novels we have ever read. Swimming in the Dark is extraordinarily beautiful . . . Erotic, mesmeric, heart-rending and brutal, this is a masterpiece."--Attitude magazine (UK)
"A remarkable, beautiful tale . . . [that] is consonant with many of the traditions of gay fiction, yet is also utterly new and entirely credible . . . This book radiates sensuality, humour, and human truths . . . The reader is left wanting more. You won't want to miss it." --Literary Review (UK)
"[A] devastating debut novel . . . Worker revolts and brutal government crackdown form the backdrop to Ludwik's search for love and possibility while living in fear of being discovered. Jedrowski's prose captures the strain of such desires, alongside heady moments of freedom."--Interview Magazine
This is a lyrical exploration of the conflict between gay love and political conformity. Jedrowski is an authentic new international star.--Edmund White, award-winning author of Our Young Man
"This lovely debut . . . has the hallmarks of a restrained mini-classic: In simple, heartfelt prose, Jedrowski sketches a powerfully erotic first love transformed by politics into a romance roiled by risk and ethical ambiguity."--Minneapolis Star-Tribune
"An affecting and unusual romance, with a political undercurrent . . . . Jedrowski writes elegantly and evokes the emotional honesty that the lovers first thrive in, and then the grimly repressive machinery of the [Polish United Workers' Party]."--The Guardian
"Remember the feeling of the last day of summer camp? Nostalgia for something you haven't quite lost yet? Tomasz Jedrowski captures that wistfulness in his debut novel . . . Jedrowski's writing reminds us that even in the face of oppression, life continues."--Ari Shapiro, NPR, Book Concierge