The Shallow End by Ashley Sievwright

ISBN: 978-0-6453531-2-9 – paperback | ISBN: 978-0-6453531-3-6 – hardback

ISBN: 978-1-7429807-3-7 – eBook

It was one of the most perfect days, only just warm enough, an ever so slight breeze I could see in the hairs on my arm and in the flutter of flags across each end of the pool but couldn’t feel. It must have been the exact temperature of my blood …

On a cloudless afternoon a man dives into a crowded swimming pool and disappears. Is it murder, a staged disappearance, or alien abduction?

The Shallow End – a steady freestyle commentary on sex, celebrity and suntanning.

‘A compelling and finely judged novel …’—DNA  

The Shallow End is a little gem of a novel and deserves to be widely read … An impressively fresh voice in Australian fiction’—The Canberra Times

Shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize 2009—Best First Book.