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Swimming in the Dark
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Swimming in the Dark (Hardback)

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You were right when you said that people can't always give us what we want from them.


Poland, 1980. Anxious, disillusioned Ludwik Glowacki, soon to graduate university, has been sent along with the rest of his class to an agricultural camp. Here he meets Janusz - and together, they spend a dreamlike summer swimming in secluded lakes, reading forbidden books - and falling in love.


But with summer over, the two are sent back to Warsaw, and to the harsh realities of life under the Party. Exiled from paradise, Ludwik and Janusz must decide how they will survive; and in their different choices, find themselves torn apart.


Swimming in the Dark is an unforgettable debut about youth, love, and loss - and the sacrifices we make to live lives with meaning.


'Marvellous, precise, poignant writing; the reader is happy to be overwhelmed. The highest talent at work' SEBASTIAN BARRY


'A lyrical exploration of the conflict between gay love and political conformity. Jedrowski is an authentic new international star' EDMUND WHITE 



Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945Fiction & PoetryRomanceRomanceAdult & contemporary romanceHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical ideologiesMarxism & Communism Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 06/02/2020 ISBN-13: 9781526604965  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Tomasz Jedrowski was born in West Germany to Polish parents and studied law at Cambridge and the Universite de Paris. He speaks five languages and currently lives in France. Swimming in the Dark is his first novel.

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