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Watermarks: Life, Death and Swimming
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Watermarks: Life, Death and Swimming (Hardback)

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Lenka Janiurek's story really begins after the death of her mother when she was a small child, and speaks of the men who came to define her life; she is the daughter of a Polish immigrant father, the sister of five brothers, the wife of one husband, the lover of several men, and the mother of two more. Her memoir speaks of identity and trying to find your place in a country that isn't your own, within a family that doesn't feel like your own.



This remarkable book traces Lenka's journey from the UK to Eastern Europe, from the 1960s to the present day. However, across the years, she remains haunted by the rage, addiction and despair of the men she is closest to. Alongside these challenges, she develops a powerful connection with the natural world, particularly water, which provides her with strength and joy.

BiographyMemoirsFiction & PoetryGraphic NovelsGraphic novels: literary & memoirs Publisher: Allison & Busby Publication Date: 19/03/2020 ISBN-13: 9780749025953  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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LENKA JANIUREK was born in York. After winning a competition at the age of 17, she had three plays on at the Royal Court Theatre, a platform play at the National Theatre, and one at the Other Place with the RSC in Stratford-on-Avon. She has facilitated workshops in writing, drama, art and well-being, in schools, colleges, at camps, and in a women's prison. And worked as a baker, fundraiser, caretaker, green builder and researcher. She now lives close to the sea in Wales.

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