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Book Review: The Lost Art of Sinking by Naomi Booth

By Sameer Rahim   August 2015

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Since the phenomenal success of Eimear McBride’s experimental novel A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing (five awards and counting), readers and critics are paying more attention to smaller publishers, trying to spot the next work to break into the mainstream. Naomi Booth’s lyrical and witty novella, The Lost Art of Sinking, could be the next big thing.

In one way, the book is a coming-of-age tale. The narrator Esther spends her teenage years in Yorkshire before moving down to…

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