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Author: Stacy Sims
ISBN13: 978-0452285606
Title: Swimming Naked
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Language: English
Category: Genre Fiction
Publisher: Plume (February 22, 2005)
Pages: 256

Swimming Naked by Stacy Sims



Publication date 2004. Topics Parent and adult child - Fiction, Terminally ill parents - Fiction, Mothers and daughters - Fiction, Cancer - Patients - Fiction, Cancer in women - Fiction, Florida - Fiction. Identifier swimmingnaked00sims 0. Identifier-ark ark:/13960/t8bg3vt1n.

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Stacy Sims has a way of expressing difficult situations with a light touch. But she really makes her mark. Swimming Naked is a quiet triumph. Stacy Sims' writing is impeccable in it's ability to convey complex emotions simply. Her style is clever, and clear - which makes for a better read. Lucy's emotional journey is all the better to experience because of Sim's superlative writing.

Swimming Naked, Stacy Sims's unsentimental, witty, and engaging debut novel illustrates a life in moments and reveals the power of a single memory to define and even transform an entire relationship. As she copes with the sober responsibilities of her present, Lucy Greene, an emotionally guarded, hard-living photography curator from Ohio, recollects pieces from her past. It is fitting that her memories are captured like photographs. Separately, they present brief, but vivid, moments in time; together, like a photo album, they reveal an entire family history

Book's title: Swimming naked Stacy Sims. Library of Congress Control Number: 2003052593. International Standard Book Number (ISBN): 0670032905 (alk. paper). On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book. The administration of the site is not responsible for the content of the site. The data of catalog based on open source database. All rights are reserved by their owners. Download book Swimming naked, Stacy Sims.

Swimming Naked for free by Stacy Sims Despite a lifetime of ambivalence about her mother, Fay, thirty-year-old Lucy Greene arrives in overheated Florida to take care of her mother as she lies dying o. Read full description of the books

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Book's title: Swimming naked Stacy Sims. Library of Congress Call Number: PS3619. Personal Name: Sims, Stacy. Publication, Distribution, et. New York. Physical Description: 243 p. ;, 24 cm. Geographic Name

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Despite a lifetime of ambivalence about her mother, Fay, thirty-year-old Lucy Greene arrives in overheated Florida to take care of her mother as she lies dying of cancer. In this novel about growth and transformation, Lucy, a hard-living, droll, and self-aware young woman, finds herself in strange, new emotional territory and begins sizing up her life by setting the past against the present.

She shares the story of her family’s history—including the stunning signature events of one fateful summer when a violent storm results in a freak accident that literally shatters her family. Afterward, the father seemingly disappears and the mother and her daughters move forward on a very different course. It is Lucy’s one treasured memory—a midnight swim with her mother—that reminds her there is grace in her graceless world, a fact that helps her to forgive her mother and, ultimately, let her go.

Uplifting but unsentimental, compelling and remarkably moving, Swimming Naked is an unforgettable debut that will resonate with daughters, mothers, and anyone who’s ever searched their past in the hopes of finding a future.

Reviews: 6
Lli
Thought provoking and disturbing.
Runeshaper
If you're hesitating, trust me, get this book!

It is a well-written, interesting and compelling story. It's written as though it's an autobiography, but it is categorized as fiction. It's actually kind of amazing that I ever picked it up - but I'm so glad that I did. I don't generally read much fiction. When I do, I'm often bored and disappointed, so frequently just give up before finishing. I was not bored or disappointed in this one, though!

I haven't found anything else by her, so I hope she's working on another book right this minute!

Thank you for a great read, Ms. Sims! I will be checking periodically for your next book - so I do hope there's one in the works.
Goldenfang
"Swimming Naked," the debut novel of Stacy Sims, is told through the eyes of Lucy Greene. The chapters alternate between Lucy's memories of events from her dysfunctional childhood and the present day, as Lucy attempts to comfort her dying mother, Fay. Lucy and her sister Anna have always been emotionally malnourished. They never felt close to their aloof, self-centered, and chain-smoking mother, and after their father has a serious accident, he is no longer there for them.
Lucy and Anna have gone through life avoiding meaningful relationships. Lucy is promiscuous and uses wisecracks to avoid connecting with anyone emotionally. Anna is a wealthy housewife and agoraphobic who drowns her sorrows with alcohol. Only when their mother is on her deathbed do the sisters make an effort to stop the vicious circle of alienation that has made a shambles of their lives.
Stacy Sims uses prose like a scalpel. She peels away the outer layers of the Greene family to reveal the loneliness underneath. Sims understands that, of all the bloody battlefields in the world, in some ways the home is the most brutal one of all. Close relatives have the ability to heal or destroy one another. Sometimes, family members do not even know the damage that they are causing until it is too late. For love-starved children, it is a challenge to accept the past and start fresh, to "swim naked" into the world and take the chance of loving and being loved, with all the risks that this entails. "Swimming Naked" is a touching and bittersweet novel that tells some painful truths about the rocky journey to adulthood.
Frosha
Stacy Sims has a way of expressing difficult situations with a light touch. But she really makes her mark. Her comments about "family therapy" where the therapist's goal is to bring out family secrets that leave family members floundering with what to do with the information was deftly described. I could feel the confusion and pain of the family and empathize with the emotions, but did not get lost in it. Just when I think she's going to write something light she touches on something basic and primal to our pain and emotions. Her relationship with her mother, her yearning for the perfect mothering experience, made me rethink how I related to my mother. Well done!!!
Manris
Anyone who has ever woken before dawn to pile in the car for a family vacation will be immediately drawn into this story. Anyone with a mother will appreciate the subdued, often silent, battles of will in this family. The details of a trip to the lake, the sunburn and the anger at the parents who forgot to put sunblock on her, allow the reader an intimate access into the world of Lucy, the main character. Sims juxtaposes past incidents durings Lucy's childhood with the present, where she has unwittingly become her mother's keeper. Sim's gift, though, is not only showing the differences in us as we age but those things that remain in us, as buried as they may be. Even when Lucy should have been naive, she wasn't, and when we expect her to be reserved, she isn't. The question of a freak accident versus a long, slow death forces the reader to ask whether it is ever possible to prepare for some things and whether there is a right or wrong way to grieve.
Jode
Swimming Naked is a quiet triumph. Stacy Sims' writing is impeccable in it's ability to convey complex emotions simply. Her style is clever, and clear - which makes for a better read. Lucy's emotional journey is all the better to experience because of Sim's superlative writing. The story is compelling, as Lucy is imperfect, and real...but with a touch of fantasy, as a suprising twist increases the excitement and tone of the story. Bottom line, anyone with a mother will love this book.