Swallow

D. M. Thomas, Author Pocket Books $4.5 (0p) ISBN 978-0-671-60607-7
Thomas (The White Hotel) calls this an ""improvisational novel.'' It is set at a fictional Olympiad in Finland, where competitors spontaneously narrate long, intricate tales that are judged for artistic quality. PW gave Swallow sevens and eights, remarking, ``The sometimes slight fictions cannot always support the controlling intention, but the ambitious enterprise is refreshingly imaginative, a nimble exercise in literary levitation.'' December
Reviewed on: 12/02/1985
Release date: 12/01/1985
Paperback - 312 pages - 978-0-670-68609-4
Hardcover - 312 pages - 978-0-575-03446-4
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