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The Swimmer

The Swimmer

Author(s): Roma Tearne

Location(s): Sri Lanka, Suffolk

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

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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 Suffolk. He is 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.

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The way this author describes seascapes and coastal areas is inpsired! Sri Lanka comes to life, and so do the rivers, marshes and pebbly beaches of Suffolk.

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