Tito Morales studied at both the University of California at Berkeley and Los Angeles, where he earned his Masters of Fine Arts degree in Screenwriting. While at UCLA, one of Morales’ original screenplays, set against the backdrop of competitive swimming, won the prestigious Jack Nicholson Award for screenwriting excellence. Other dramatic writing awards include earning top honors in both the Carl Sautter Memorial Screenwriting Contest and the National Writers Workshop Contest. A member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, Morales’ writing has appeared in a wide variety of publications ranging from the magazines “Newsweek,” “Hawaii” and “Runner’s World” to the newspapers “Christian Science Monitor,” the “Los Angeles Times,” and the “San Francisco Chronicle.” A former contributing editor for “Swimming World” magazine, Morales has written extensively about the sports of swimming and long distance running. Three of his stories have been recognized in The Best American Sports Writing anthology and in 2011 he was selected Journalist of the Year by the Road Runners Club of America, the country’s oldest and largest running association. Forward Swim is his first novel.
Forward Swimby Tito Morales
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Dan Waterman’s got a problem: a big, big problem. The happily married, award-winning screenwriter and former competitive swimming champion wakes up one day lost and alone in the middle of the ocean. Frightened, confused and amnesic, Dan wants nothing more than to find his way home. A pod of sympathetic dolphins volunteers to help, and so begins a unique, compelling, unforgettable journey of self-discovery. Man’s eternal quest for happiness and true love, the fine line between dreams and reality, the nature of truth versus fiction ― Forward Swim, a fantasy adventure novel for adults, is about a great many things. But most of all, it’s about choosing to push toward the future instead of becoming incapacitated by the past.
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Really enjoyed this book. Beautifully written and very thought-provoking!
Masterful. Intricate storytelling steeped with symbolism. Literary fiction at its absolute finest!
Thought provoking and beautifully written. If you like John Irving and Nick Hornby, you will love this book.
This is a beautifully written story about a man who one day finds he has become a dolphin out in the middle of the ocean. He wants desperately to find his way back to his wife, and his former life, even though his marriage and career haven't quite lived up to his dreams. Along the way he rediscovers the meaning of love in his life.