Swimming with Jonah (Hardcover)

By Audrey Schulman

William Morrow & Company, 9780380976867, 261pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 1999

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The awkward, insecure child of a world-renowned physician and a beautiful Bostonian ballerina, Jane Guy has come to attend Queen's Medical School on a tiny Indonesian island. A teaching facility that caters to children of privilege who have been rejected by American med schools, Queen's specializes in motivating problem students -- no matter what the cost to each student. Surrounded by jungle and sea, Jane is plunged into unrelenting heat and the psychological abuse of the teaching staff. Days extend into weeks, and Jane feels herself changing, becoming increasingly removed from her surroundings as she retreats deeper into a body and spirit she no longer recognizes. As the pervasive aura of desperation deepens among her peers, Jane's determination to succeed grows. Because failure is the only route off of the island -- and for Jane, it is not an option.