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Swim Back to Me

Ann Packer

From Ann Packer, author of the New York Times best-selling novels The Dive from Clausen's Pier and Songs Without Words, a collection of burnished, emotionally searing stories, framed by two unforgettable linked narratives that express the transformation of a single family over the course of a lifetime. A wife struggles to make sense of her husband's sudden disappearance. A mother mourns her teenage son through the music collection he left behind. A woman shepherds her estranged parents through her brother's wedding and reflects on the year her family collapsed. A young man comes to grips with the joy-and vulnerability-of fatherhood. And, in the masterly opening novella, two teenagers from very different families forge a sustaining friendship, only to discover the disruptive and unsettling power of sex. Ann Packer is one of our most talented archivists of family life, with its hidden crevasses and unforeseeable perils, and in these stories she explores the moral predicaments that define our social and emotional lives, the frailty of ordinary grace, and the ways in which we are shattered and remade by loss. With Swim Back to Me, she delivers shimmering psychological precision, unfailing intelligence, and page-turning drama: her most enticing work yet. From the Hardcover edition.

From Ann Packer, author of the New York Times best-selling novels The Dive from Clausen's Pier and Songs Without Words, a collection of burnished, emotionally searing stories, framed by two unforgettable linked narratives that express the transformation of a single family over the course of a lifetime. A wife struggles to make sense of her husband's sudden disappearance. A mother mourns her teenage son through the music collection he left behind. A woman shepherds her estranged parents through her brother's wedding and reflects on the year her family collapsed. A young man comes to grips with the joy-and vulnerability-of fatherhood. And, in the masterly opening novella, two teenagers from very different families forge a sustaining friendship, only to discover the disruptive and unsettling power of sex. Ann Packer is one of our most talented archivists of family life, with its hidden crevasses and unforeseeable perils, and in these stories she explores the moral predicaments that define our social and emotional lives, the frailty of ordinary grace, and the ways in which we are shattered and remade by loss. With Swim Back to Me, she delivers shimmering psychological precision, unfailing intelligence, and page-turning drama: her most enticing work yet. From the Hardcover edition.
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From Ann Packer, author of the New York Times best-selling novels The Dive from Clausen's Pier and Songs Without Words, a collection of burnished, emotionally searing stories, framed by two unforgettable linked narratives that express the transformation of a single family over the course of a lifetime. A wife struggles to make sense of her husband's sudden disappearance. A mother mourns her teenage son through the music collection he left behind. A woman shepherds her estranged parents through her brother's wedding and reflects on the year her family collapsed. A young man comes to grips with the joy-and vulnerability-of fatherhood. And, in the masterly opening novella, two teenagers from very different families forge a sustaining friendship, only to discover the disruptive and unsettling power of sex. Ann Packer is one of our most talented archivists of family life, with its hidden crevasses and unforeseeable perils, and in these stories she explores the moral predicaments that define our social and emotional lives, the frailty of ordinary grace, and the ways in which we are shattered and remade by loss. With Swim Back to Me, she delivers shimmering psychological precision, unfailing intelligence, and page-turning drama: her most enticing work yet. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Various

Length:

7h 43m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:20


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:33


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:03


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:44


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:48


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:22


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:27


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:20


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:08


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:09


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:31


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:10


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:18


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:36


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:51


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:21


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:15


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:54


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:59


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:27


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:32


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:23


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:20


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:05


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:30


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:17


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:22


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:51


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:58


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:43


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:05


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:46


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:32


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:04


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:51


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:25


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:10


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:08


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:01


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:17


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:00


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:55


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:05


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:52


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:26


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:34


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:58


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:32


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:54


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:31


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:20


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:16


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:28


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:33


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:29


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:54


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:27


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:44


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:41


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:55


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:47


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:46


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:49


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:49


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:30


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:26


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:24


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:07


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:06


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

00:33