Watermarks: Life, Death and Swimming

Lenka Janiurek

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Allison & Busby

Published: 18th Mar '21


Lenka Janiurek’s memoir discusses the men who defined her life, and the challenges of identity, belonging and family.

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SKU: 9780749025069



Lenka Janiurek first encounters tragedy with the death of her mother when she is just nine. Involving a chaotic family, early success as a playwright, disastrous relationships, motherhood, and brushes with both extreme wealth and poverty, Janiurek’s rich and remarkable memoir is been a search for a kind of freedom, found in the comforting solace of swimming. Haunted by the despair, rage and addiction of men she has known best, she nevertheless explores and celebrates the beauty and pain of living life to the full. Watermarks is a stunning evocation of identity and alienation, and the restorative power of the natural world.

Additional information

Dimensions 129 × 198 mm
Page Count 352