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"Considering her six-foot frame and huge feet, Pip can't help but look awkward. In the pool, however, she slices through the water with a grace and intensity that is absolutely breathtaking. It is only on solid ground that Pip feels like she's drowning. Her sister Bron is battling cancer. Her other sister, Roxanne, has turned to drugs. And her mother suffers from agoraphobia, causing her to miss Pip's swim meets. Despite all this, or perhaps because of it, Pip chases a destiny she hopes will land her atop an Olympic victor's stand..."--Publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780307269973
Call Number: KEEGAN
Characteristics: 305 p. ; 25 cm
Subjects: Bildungsromans.
Young adults -- Fiction.
Cancer -- Patients -- Family relationships -- Fiction.
Drug addicts -- Family relationships -- Fiction.
Agoraphobia -- Fiction.
Sisters -- Fiction.
Mothers and daughters -- Fiction.
Dysfunctional families -- Fiction.
Swimmers -- Fiction.
Teenage girls -- Fiction.


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