Brown University


Swimming Lessons

by Claire Fuller
Tin House Books, February 2017   ISBN: 978-194104051-5
Price: $25.95

“As in her gorgeously harrowing Our Endless Numbered Days, Claire Fuller returns to the territory of a mother’s disappearance and a father’s lies with bewitching and page-turning results.  If anything, Swimming Lessons is an even more complex puzzle box of a book, excavating darkly knotted family secrets, intricately cruel betrayals and layers of ambiguous loss.  Fuller is so clear eyed, poised and psychologically shrewd in the unfolding of her tale, you will be kept guessing until the final penetrating sentence.  An extraordinarily smart and satisfying read.” - Paula McLain, author of The Paris Wife