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Turning, lessons from swimming Berlin's lakes
Publication year: 2018
Media class: Paperback
At the age of 28, Jessica, who grew up in Canada and lived in London, finds herself in Berlin. Alone. Lonely, with lowered spirits thanks to some family history and a broken heart, she is there, ostensibly, to write a thesis. And though that is what she does daily, what increasingly occupies her is swimming. This book is the story of a beautiful obsession: of the thrill of a still, turquoise lake, of cracking the ice before submerging, of floating under blue skies, of tangled weeds and murkiness, of cool, fresh, spring swimming - of facing past fears of near drowning and of breaking free, learning how landscapes can both haunt and hold us.
Perfect blend of environment and emotion, beautifully written.