Swimmer Among the Stars

Swimmer Among the Stars

Named a Best Book of the Year by The Guardian and NPR

“A writer who is gifted not just with extraordinary talent but also with a subtle, original, and probing mind.” —Amitav Ghosh

In one of the singularly imaginative stories from Kanishk Tharoor’s Swimmer Among the Stars, despondent diplomats entertain themselves by playing table tennis in zero gravity—for after rising seas destroy Manhattan, the United Nations moves to an orbiting space hotel. In other tales,… (more)

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The experience of reading this collection is like watching a contemplative, concerned — yet playful — observer leafing through its volumes.


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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 14, 2017)

Collection: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Language: English


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