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The Swimmer

by Roma Tearne - £10.99  HarperCollins Publishers (HarperPress) (2010)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9780007301591 | ISBN 10: 0007301596

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 strikes.

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