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Swimming to Elba - A Novel

Silvia Avallone

A sensually charged novel about two girls growing up fast in a failing industrial town on the coast of Italy Anna and Francesca are on the brink of everything: high school, adulthood, and the edge of ambition in their provincial town. It's summer in Piombino, Italy, and in their skimpy bathing suits, flaunting their newly acquired curves, the girls suddenly have everyone in their thrall. This power opens their imagination to a destiny beyond Piombino; the resort town of Elba is just a ferry ride away and yet they've never dared to go. Maybe the future is waiting for them there, or somewhere beyond. When their friendship suffers a blow, the girls set off on their own only to discover that their budding sexuality takes them further than they expect, though not as far as their dreams. As their choices take them to a painful crossroads, the girls must reconnect if they have any hope of escaping their small town destinies. In this poetic, prizewinning debut, Silvia Avallone captures the lost innocence of a generation. Harrowing yet ultimately redemptive, Swimming to Elba is a story about the power of friendship, and the way that family, friendship, and economics shape our world.

A sensually charged novel about two girls growing up fast in a failing industrial town on the coast of Italy Anna and Francesca are on the brink of everything: high school, adulthood, and the edge of ambition in their provincial town. It's summer in Piombino, Italy, and in their skimpy bathing suits, flaunting their newly acquired curves, the girls suddenly have everyone in their thrall. This power opens their imagination to a destiny beyond Piombino; the resort town of Elba is just a ferry ride away and yet they've never dared to go. Maybe the future is waiting for them there, or somewhere beyond. When their friendship suffers a blow, the girls set off on their own only to discover that their budding sexuality takes them further than they expect, though not as far as their dreams. As their choices take them to a painful crossroads, the girls must reconnect if they have any hope of escaping their small town destinies. In this poetic, prizewinning debut, Silvia Avallone captures the lost innocence of a generation. Harrowing yet ultimately redemptive, Swimming to Elba is a story about the power of friendship, and the way that family, friendship, and economics shape our world.
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A sensually charged novel about two girls growing up fast in a failing industrial town on the coast of Italy Anna and Francesca are on the brink of everything: high school, adulthood, and the edge of ambition in their provincial town. It's summer in Piombino, Italy, and in their skimpy bathing suits, flaunting their newly acquired curves, the girls suddenly have everyone in their thrall. This power opens their imagination to a destiny beyond Piombino; the resort town of Elba is just a ferry ride away and yet they've never dared to go. Maybe the future is waiting for them there, or somewhere beyond. When their friendship suffers a blow, the girls set off on their own only to discover that their budding sexuality takes them further than they expect, though not as far as their dreams. As their choices take them to a painful crossroads, the girls must reconnect if they have any hope of escaping their small town destinies. In this poetic, prizewinning debut, Silvia Avallone captures the lost innocence of a generation. Harrowing yet ultimately redemptive, Swimming to Elba is a story about the power of friendship, and the way that family, friendship, and economics shape our world.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Cassandra Campbell

Length:

13h 58m


Chapters

Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

32:37


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

16:07


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

19:39


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

09:51


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

34:15


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

14:57


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

06:39


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

26:01


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

24:00


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

17:49


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

25:34


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

20:27


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

26:45


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

30:05


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

24:31


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

54:08


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

40:50


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

13:22


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

21:38


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

14:42


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

13:25


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

17:22


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

17:48


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

22:33


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

20:58


Part 3, Chapter 26
Part 3, Chapter 26

26:24


Part 3, Chapter 27
Part 3, Chapter 27

08:35


Part 3, Chapter 28
Part 3, Chapter 28

11:59


Part 3, Chapter 29
Part 3, Chapter 29

07:44


Part 3, Chapter 30
Part 3, Chapter 30

32:08


Part 3, Chapter 31
Part 3, Chapter 31

10:26


Part 3, Chapter 32
Part 3, Chapter 32

09:33


Part 3, Chapter 33
Part 3, Chapter 33

23:34


Part 3, Chapter 34
Part 3, Chapter 34

16:57


Part 3, Chapter 35
Part 3, Chapter 35

26:51


Part 3, Chapter 36
Part 3, Chapter 36

12:40


Part 3, Chapter 37
Part 3, Chapter 37

13:13


Part 3, Chapter 38
Part 3, Chapter 38

47:34


Part 4
Part 4

24:24