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Floating : A Life Regained - by Joe Minihane (Hardcover)

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Journalist Joe Minihane became obsessed with wild swimming and its restorative qualities, and developed his new-found passion by following the example of naturalist Roger Deakin in his classic Waterlog. While putting one arm over the other, sometimes resting on his back, Minihane begins to confront the often buried issues in his life. Along the way, he rekindles old friendships and forges new ones, and after an unexpected setback discovers that he has already gained enough strength to be able to continue his recovery on dry land. The activity that he describes is both strange and beautiful, as the wild water puts him in touch with nature and himself.Floating is a remarkable memoir about, on the surface, a passion for swimming and nature. Moving from darkness into light, it is as intense and moving as it is lyrical and generous. It captures in memorable detail Minihane’s struggle to understand his life and move forward and, steeped in the anti-authoritarian and naturalistic spirit of Roger Deakin, celebrates the joy of taking time out to feel better.From Hampstead to Yorkshire, from Dorset to Jura, from the Isles of Scilly to Wales—with this book, Joe Minihane has written what is often a love letter to different wild stretches of water. We swim with him through ponds and lakes, rivers and canals, lodes and marshes, even the ice-cold sea. With him, we too finally come out of the water and dry ourselves off.
Number of Pages: 270
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Swimming
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Overlook Pr
Author: Joe Minihane
Language: English
Street Date: June 20, 2017
TCIN: 51965797
UPC: 9781468314922
Item Number (DPCI): 248-37-5323
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$19.68
MSRPwas $28.95

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