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The Sea of Light

Levin, Jenifer

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ISBN 10: 0525935622 / ISBN 13: 9780525935629
Edité par E P Dutton, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1993
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This is a fine, as new, hardcover first edition, first printing copy in a fine mylar protected DJ, blue spine. Signed by the author on the title page. N° de réf. du libraire 043722

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Titre : The Sea of Light

Éditeur : E P Dutton, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Date d'édition : 1993

Reliure : Hard Cover

Etat du livre : Fine

Etat de la jaquette : Fine

Signé : Signed by Author

Edition : First Edition, First Printing

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Three women explore their sexuality and test the limits of love and companionship as they support each other in the brutally competitive arena of world-class athletics. By the author of Water Dancer. 20,000 first printing. National ad/promo. Tour.

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Levin ( Water Dancer ) explores the interconnectedness of mind and muscle in this uncommonly expressive, sensual novel of three female athletes. Each character follows a cycle of pain, loneliness and rebirth; each applies a resolve born of years of physical and mental conditioning to the healing process. Brenna Allen, a steely swim coach at Northern Massachusetts State University, inspires her team's ambition, fear and resentment. As she pushes each swimmer to excel, she never admits that she is grieving for a longtime lover who has died of cancer, nor that her lover was a woman. Dynamic, solitary swim-team captain Ellie Marks knows she lacks the body structure of a top competitor, but she gives all her energy to swimming; otherwise, out of the water, she battles the fear of informing her parents, Holocaust survivors, that she is a lesbian. Cuban-American swimmer Mildred "Babe" Delgado, a onetime Olympic hopeful, comes to the university on a scholarship after surviving an oceanic plane crash that killed almost all of her teammates. Scarred, out of shape and dispirited, Babe needs Brenna's gruff encouragement and Ellie's companionship. Some of Levin's flourishes verge on melodrama, but her lyricism and compelling narrative more than compensate. With her sensitive depictions of lesbian sexuality, Levin might be the female counterpart of Paul Monette; her novel reverberates in the imagination long after the the reader has turned the final pages.
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