Swimming wild, I am a tiny speck in an enormous ocean, haunted with life and fear and fossilized secrets.
Swimming through the deepest, coldest water, Savanna Mason discovers the place where her spirit is free and secure. Yet something is beginning to go wrong. At nineteen, she is drowning in a competitive rivalry with the great champion Trudy Ederle, and obsessed with inner doubts she can barely name. In search of her own life’s meaning, Savi travels to compete in the famous Wrigley Ocean Marathon—a twenty-two mile race from Catalina Island to Los Angeles. Along the way she questions the meaning of defeat and achievement, and begins to discover the strength of her own mind and heart. An exploration of the carefree 1920s, with vivid glimpses of Prohibition, class antagonism and the evolving attitudes of the Flapper era, Sage Island is a poignant coming-of-age novel about a young woman, diving and surfacing.