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The Union of Synchronised Swimmers
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The Union of Synchronised Swimmers (Paperback)

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Synopsis

It's summer behind the Iron Curtain, and six girls begin a journey to the Olympics. But will

they return?





In a stateless place, on the wrong side of a river separating East from West, six girls meet each day to swim. At first, they play, splashing each other and floating languidly on the water's surface. But as summer draws to an end, the game becomes something more.





They hone their bodies relentlessly. Their skin shades into bruises. They barter cigarettes stolen from the factory where they work for swimsuits to stretch over their sunburnt skin.

They tear their legs into splits, flick them back and forth, like herons. They force themselves to stop breathing.





Then, one day, it finally happens: their visas arrive. But can what's waiting on the other side of the river satisfy their longing for a different kind of life?

Fiction & PoetryFiction in translationFiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945Sport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationSporting events, tours & organisationsOlympic gamesSport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationSwimming & diving Publisher: Scribe Publications Publication Date: 10/06/2021 ISBN-13: 9781913348236  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Cristina Sandu was born in 1989 in Helsinki to a Finnish-Romanian family who loved books. She studied literature at the University of Helsinki and the University of Edinburgh, and speaks six languages. She currently lives in the UK and works as a full-time writer. Her debut novel, The Whale Called Goliath (2017), was nominated for the Finlandia Prize. The Union of Synchronised Swimmers will be her first book to be published in English. Cristina Sandu was born in 1989 in Helsinki to a Finnish-Romanian family who loved books. She studied literature at the University of Helsinki and the University of Edinburgh, and speaks six languages. She currently lives in the UK and works as a full-time writer. Her debut novel, The Whale Called Goliath (2017), was nominated for the Finlandia Prize. The Union of Synchronised Swimmers will be her first book to be published in English.

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