Dafydd, S.M (2009) Y trydydd peth: enillydd y Fedal Ryddiaith 2009. Gomer Press, Llandysul. ISBN 9781848510906
George Owens is ninety years old, and has had a lifelong love affair with water. A natural swimmer, from early childhood he has known that water was his natural element and striven to understand that mysterious third ingredient that brings hydrogen and oxygen molecules together to create water. Above all, he is drawn to the river Dyfrdwy – the Dee – whose winding course is paralleled in a vein in his arm. He knows instinctively that by birth he is the owner and guardian of the river, and even finds proof of this in a medieval Welsh law-book. To confirm his possession he decides to swim the river’s entire length, from rural Meirionnydd to the mouth of its estuary in the English town of Chester. Now nearing the end of his life, still swimming, and aware of his increasing detachment from his land-bound relatives and neighbours, George reflects on the impulse that makes him return constantly to the Dee, still emotionally closer to it than he ever was to his terrestrial wife, and still obsessed with that mysterious third element.
Fiction written in Welsh. Winner of the 2009 Literary Medal at the National Eisteddfod of Wales. English translation of title is 'The third thing : the winner of the Prose Medal 2009'.
Serbian extract of 'The third thing' in Treći Trg (sveska 20-30/2010).
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