Samantha Warwick

Sage Island – a novel

A novelization of the 1927 Wrigley Ocean Marathon Swim across the Catalina Channel as told through the eyes of a swimmer trapped in the shadow of Gertrude Ederle.

“Think Marilyn Bell with bob, kohl-lined eyes, bee-stung lips and attitude to spare… Savi, on the verge of becoming one of life’s long-distance losers and obsessed with acing the chewing-gum-sponsored 22-mile open-water swim, hits the waves while Warwick hits fever-pitch prose rhythms effortlessly, gliding into near-poetry that alchemically takes readers along for the marathon stretch… [Sage Island] will leave readers both satisfied and wanting more, as all fine first novels ought to do… It’s a thoughtfully engrossing charmer worth the price of admission.”

— THE GLOBE & MAIL

“The pace is brisk, the plot commanding, the characters vivid and sympathetic, the philosophy never intrusive.”

— AETHLON MAGAZINE

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