Aquamarine by Carol Anshaw

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Olympic swimmer Jesse Austin is seduced and consequently edged out for a gold medal by her Australian rival. From there, Anshaw intricately traces three possible paths for Jesse, spinning exhilarating variations on the themes of lost love and parallel lives unlived. Dorothy Allison, author of Bastard Out of Carolina, writes, "I found myself wishing I could buy a dozen copies and start a discussion group, just so I'd be able to debate all the questions this astonishing novel provokes." A Reader's Guide is available.

About Carol Anshaw

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Carol Anshaw is the author of Carry the One, Aquamarine, Seven Moves, and Lucky in the Corner. She has received the Ferro-Grumley Award, the Carl Sandburg Literary Arts Award for Fiction, and a National Book Critics Circle Citation for Excellence in Reviewing. She lives in Chicago.
Published June 1, 2012 by Mariner Books. 208 pages
Genres: Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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After that moment, and the ones that immediately follow in which Marty is awarded the event's gold medal and Jesse the silver, Jesse's future seems almost irrelevant.

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Her Big Bang produces not one but three Jesses.

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“It really is as if we were never there,” Louis says, in the closing moments of the five part drama ...

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