Swimming to Elba

Swimming to Elba

Book - 2012
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Anna and Francesca are on the brink of everything: high school, adulthood, and the edge of ambition in their provincial town. It's summer in Piombino, Italy, and in their skimpy bathing suits, flaunting their newly acquired curves, the girls suddenly have everyone in their thrall. This power opens up their imagination to a destiny beyond Piombino; the resort town of Elba is just a ferry ride away, and yet they've never dared to go. Maybe the future is waiting for them there, or somewhere beyond. When their friendship suffers a blow, the girls set off on their own, only to discover that their budding sexuality won't get them any more than better tips at the bar or any farther than the bed of the foreman of the steel mill. As their choices take them to a painful crossroads, the girls must reconnect if they have any hope of escaping their dead-end town.
Enthralling their failing industrial town on the coast of Italy during a summer when they discover their budding sexuality, adolescents Anna and Francesca are separated by a test of their friendship and eventually discover that they must reconnect to escape small-town destinies.
Publisher: Ashland, OH : Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 2012
ISBN: 9780670023585
Branch Call Number: AVA
Characteristics: 1 sound file : digital
Additional Contributors: Campbell, Cassandra

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