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CITY POOL

Adva Bolle

Kinneret-Zmora, 2019

Longlisted for the 2020 Sapir Prize, CITY POOL is a story collection that offers an unflinching look at the range of human experience that emerges from the touchpoint of a community swimming pool.

 

For these characters, water is a refuge, a sanctuary. The women grapple with illness, postpartum depression, jealous rage, infidelity. The men look to fill the emptiness in their lives. But the water also brings a shared, sensual intimacy that is intensified by the deep loneliness of the Tel Aviv cityscape.