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Coming up for Air

Coming up for Air

by Sarah Leipciger
Paperback
Publication Date: 03/03/2020
  $31.75

A lyrical, powerful, and richly textured novel about three lives that intertwine across oceans and time.

On the banks of the River Seine in 1899, a young woman takes her final breath before plunging into the icy water. Although she does not know it, her decision will set in motion an astonishing chain of events. It will lead to 1950s Norway, where a grieving toy-maker is on the cusp of a transformative invention, all the way to present-day Ottawa Valley in Canada, where a journalist, battling a terrible disease, risks everything for one last chance to live.

Taking inspiration from a remarkable true story, Coming Up for Air is a bold, richly imagined novel about the transcendent power of storytelling and the immeasurable impact of every human life. The legacy of the woman at its heart touches the lives of us all today, and this book reveals just how.

ISBN:
9781487006501
9781487006501
Category:
Historical Fiction
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
03-03-2020
Language:
English
Publisher:
House of Anansi Press
Country of origin:
Canada
Dimensions (mm):
209.55x139.7mm
Weight:
0.5kg
Sarah Leipciger

Born and raised in Canada, Sarah Leipciger lives in London with her three children, and teaches creative writing to prisoners. Her short fiction has been shortlisted for the Asham Award, the Fish Prize and the Bridport Prize. Her first novel, the critically acclaimed THE MOUNTAIN CAN WAIT, was published in 2015.

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