The Resource The night swimmers, Peter Rock

The night swimmers, Peter Rock

Label
The night swimmers
Title
The night swimmers
Statement of responsibility
Peter Rock
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Beneath the surface of Lake Michigan there are vast systems: crosscutting currents, sudden drop-offs, depths of absolute darkness, shipwrecked bodies, hidden places. Peter Rock's stunning auto-biographical novel begins in the 90s on the Door Peninsula of Wisconsin, where the narrator, a man recently graduated from college, and a young widow, Mrs. Abel, swim together at night, making their way across miles of open water, navigating the currents and swells, the rise and fall of the lake. The nature of these night swims, and of his relationship to Mrs. Abel, becomes increasingly mysterious to the narrator as the summer passes, until the night that Mrs. Abel disappears. Twenty years later, the narrator--now married with two daughters--tries to understand that time, it's obsessions and dreams. Digging into old notebooks and letters, as well as clippings he's preserved on the "psychic photography" of Ted Serios and scribbled quotations from Rilke and Chekhov, the narrator rebuilds a world he's lost--those searching and uncertain drives, his vague wish to be a writer. He also searches for clues to the fate of Mrs. Abel, and begins once again to swim distances in dark water. A novel of highly charged and transformative thought and soaring physicality, The Night Swimmers explores the depths of an identity in motion with lyrical insight and reflective imagination few works of fiction can summon. It lays bare what it means to come to terms with your fraught and weighted choices as you struggle to make peace with the person you've found yourself to be. Consonant with other Sebaldian re-inventors of autobiographical fiction, this novel is an exploration of unrelenting meaning"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rock, Peter
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3568.O327
LC item number
N54 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lakes
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Reminiscing
  • Missing persons
  • Widows
  • Authors
  • Swimming
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Michigan, Lake
Label
The night swimmers, Peter Rock
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9781641290005
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2018040582
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (DLC) 2018040582
  • (OCoLC)1037287430
  • 1912920
  • 1933856
  • 1933856
  • 1993500
  • 1993500
Label
The night swimmers, Peter Rock
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9781641290005
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2018040582
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (DLC) 2018040582
  • (OCoLC)1037287430
  • 1912920
  • 1933856
  • 1933856
  • 1993500
  • 1993500

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