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Matt Bondurant
Matt Bondurant's new novel The Night Swimmer (Scribner) will be published in January, 2012. His second novel The Wettest County in the World (Scribner 2008) was a New York Times Editor's Pick, and San Francisco Chronicle Best 50 Books of the Year. His first novel The Third Translation (Hyperion... show more

Matt Bondurant's new novel The Night Swimmer (Scribner) will be published in January, 2012. His second novel The Wettest County in the World (Scribner 2008) was a New York Times Editor's Pick, and San Francisco Chronicle Best 50 Books of the Year. His first novel The Third Translation (Hyperion 2005) was an international bestseller, translated into 14 languages worldwide. A former John Gardner Fellow in Fiction at Bread Loaf, Kingsbury Fellow at Florida State, and Walter E. Dakin Fellow at Sewanee, Matt's short fiction has been published in journals such as Prairie Schooner, The New England Review, and Glimmer Train, and he has recently held residencies at Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony. He currently lives in Texas. (mattbondurant.com)
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mtw1tter
mtw1tter rated it 8 years ago
A beautifully written novel with wind swept shorelines whispering in your ears as you read it.
A Book and A Review #2
A Book and A Review #2 rated it 8 years ago
It has taken me twenty four hours to process this review. For the life of me, I couldn't figure out what irked me about this book. The storyline was good...in fact, it was very good and, almost, thought provoking. It suddenly dawned on me that the writing was not...in fact, it was boring. In my opin...
Book Chelle
Book Chelle rated it 8 years ago
Posted on Book Chelle.Matt Bondurant's The Night Swimmer was a book I pushed my reading boundaries on. Bondurant captivated me with his carefully sought out words that brought a level of deep and emotional meaning to each sentence. The voice is clear and concise, allowing me to be aware of each scen...
florinda3rs
florinda3rs rated it 8 years ago
Reviewed for SHELF AWARENESS Readers' Issue, January 2012http://www.shelf-awareness.com/ar/readers/2012-01-24/the_night_swimmer.html
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