Watermarks: Life, Death and Swimming

Author(s): Lenka Janiurek

Essays & memoir

Lenka Janiurek's memoir discusses the men who defined her life, and the challenges of identity, belonging and family. Lenka Janiurek's story really begins after the death of her mother when she was a small child, and speaks of the men who came to define her life; she is the daughter of a Polish immigrant father, the sister of five brothers, the wife of one husband, the lover of several men, and the mother of two more. Her memoir speaks of identity and trying to find your place in a country that isn't your own, within a family that doesn't feel like your own.

This remarkable book traces Lenka's journey from the UK to Eastern Europe, from the 1960s to the present day. However, across the years, she remains haunted by the rage, addiction and despair of the men she is closest to. Alongside these challenges, she develops a powerful connection with the natural world, particularly water, which provides her with strength and joy.


Available Stock:

Add to Wishlist

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780749025069
  • : Faber Factory
  • : Allison & Busby
  • : March 2021
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Lenka Janiurek