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Where We Swim

Ingrid Horrocks



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Queensland Univ. Press
02 July 2021
As Ingrid Horrocks takes swims in rivers, oceans and pools around the world, she considers her relationship with water and with the world around her.

The question didn't seem to be so much why we swim, as where and how we swim, and with whom. Also, where we fail to swim, water threatening to flood our lungs or the lungs of others, as well as where we rise and float.

Ingrid Horrocks had few aspirations to swimming mastery, but she had always loved being in the water. She set out on a solo swimming journey, then abandoned it for a different kind of immersion altogether - one which led her to more deeply examine relationships, our ecological crisis, and responsibilities to those around us.

Where We Swim ranges from solitary swims in polluted rivers in Aotearoa New Zealand, to dips in pools in Arizona and the Peruvian Amazon, and in the ocean off Western Australia and the south coast of England.

Part memoir, part travel and nature writing, this generous and absorbing book is about being a daughter, sister, partner, mother, and above all a human being living among other animals on this watery planet.
By:   Ingrid Horrocks
Imprint:   Queensland Univ. Press
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 262mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   292g
ISBN:   9780702263408
ISBN 10:   0702263400
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   02 July 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Ingrid Horrocks did her PhD at Princeton and teaches creative writing at Massey University, Wellington, where she lives with her partner and two daughters. Her previous books include Travelling with Augusta- 1835 and 1999, Women Wanderers and the Writing of Mobility and two collections of poetry. With Cherie Lacey, she is the co-editor of Extraordinary Everywhere- Essays on Place from Aotearoa New Zealand. She is a member of the NonfictioNOW International Board, and a Contributing NZ-Aotearoa Editor to the Sydney Review of Books.

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