Sage Island

Sage Island

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It's the mid-1920s and New York is shimmering with the hope and vigour of a younger generation in headlong pursuit of greater freedoms and pleasures. Watching from the sidelines, nineteen-year-old Savanna Mason struggles with the gravity of her perceived failures, finding release and security in the water. Savi believes that her swimming has the power to change her world. Just as it seems this notion has been shattered for good, she embarks on a journey to the Wrigley Ocean Marathon-a twenty-two-mile race from Catalina Island to Los Angeles. Inspired by true events, with vivid glimpses of Prohibition, class antagonism and the evolving attitudes of the flapper era, Sage Island is a poignant novel about a young woman diving and surfacing.

Publisher: [Victoria, B.C.] : Brindle & Glass, c2008
ISBN: 9781897142332
Branch Call Number: FIC WAR
Characteristics: 233 p. ;,22 cm.


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Jun 10, 2015

This was a terrific read. It was focused on Savanna Mason and her desire to be a champion swimmer, first in the Olympics and then in the world of long distance swimming. She is driven to excel, and throughout the story we see her grappling with the 1920's attitudes toward women and women athletes. The most moving and evocative sections are definitely her mental reveries and wanderings while swimming. I was exhausted afterwards.

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