The Swimmer (Paperback)

Roma Tearne

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A gripping, captivating novel about love, loss and what home really means. Forty-three year old Ria is used to being alone. As a child, her life changed forever with the death of her beloved father and since then, she has struggled to find love.That is, until she discovers the swimmer. Ben is a young illegal immigrant from Sri Lanka who has arrived in Norfolk via Moscow. Awaiting a decision from the Home Office on his asylum application, he is discovered by Ria as he takes a daily swim in the river close to her house. He is twenty years her junior and theirs is an unconventional but deeply moving romance, defying both boundaries and cultures -- and the xenophobic residents of Orford. That is, until tragedy occurs.


Product Details

  • Product code: AANXK
  • ISBN: 9780007301591
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.6cm x 12.8cm
  • Pages: 400
  • Publish date: Thu Oct 14 00:00:00 BST 2010
  • Book points: 9

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