Swimmers by Chloe Lane
A great novel for your summer holidays. Touching, resonate, and candid. Written by local author Chloe Lane and illustrations by Nicola Farquhar.
This novel is about a woman with a mother who has motor neurone disease and has decided to take her fate into her own hands but needs her daughter to help give a merciful death.
'Without clichés, the author captured the enigma of what it means to save a life by ending one.’
‘It's an incredibly humane book that looks closely at love – not the easy, conventional love but the complicated, brutal love that invites us to at once forget ourselves and know ourselves completely. We are faulty and perfect in our faults. Sad and buoyant with our sorrows. I can't remember the last time I read a more generous book about care, courage and figuring it out.’