Julie Otsuka writes about dementia with vision and wisdom in The Swimmers, but its dazzling opening jars with what follows

The Swimmers, Julie Otsuka’s long-awaited third novel, traces the elderly Alice’s descent into dementia – after a preamble that in itself is breathtaking but jars tonally with what follows.

Julie Otsuka writes about dementia with vision and wisdom in The Swimmers, but its dazzling opening jars with what follows
The Swimmers, Julie Otsuka’s long-awaited third novel, traces the elderly Alice’s descent into dementia – after a preamble that in itself is breathtaking but jars tonally with what follows.