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Poignant look at depression,
This review is from: Swimming Home: A Novel (Kindle Edition)
Simple, yet complicated, Swimming Home is a short novel of how depression can change a family without them even realizing it.
This is a super short novel about depression. It features an eclectic group of people who have gathered together in a vacation villa in France.
Because it's so short we aren't privy to much background information about the characters. This minimalistic writing leaves it to our imagination and forces us to see what is happening in the present right in front of us.
Each of them seems to be ignoring and hiding feelings and avoiding each other instead of admitting there's a problem. Wife escapes through her job, barely looking at her husband. Husband cheats, knowingly pushing his wife away. Daughter senses the trouble brewing, coming to a head. When Kitty, the crazy, beautiful girl who's gone off her meds, is thrown into the mix, a breaking point is reached and the full impact of depression on the family is realized.
This book is a poignant reminder to take time to notice what's going on with those around you. Talk, fight, make-up and, most importantly, listen.
This book was provided for review by the publisher.