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.
|Publisher:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.43(d)|
About the Author
Carol Anshaw is the author of Aquamarine and Seven Moves, both Lambda Award finalists. She has won the Carl Sandburg Award, the Society of Midland Authors Award, and a creative writing fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. A recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Citation for Excellence in Reviewing, she reviews books for major newspapers nationwide.
What People are Saying About This
"This is a swift, tender, highly intelligent book -- an original theme, a strong voice...figures and humane."
"On first read, 'Aquamarine' so captured my imagination that 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 about the nature of the individual and her power to determine the course of her life."
"'Aquamarine' is as dazzling as the gemstone, as cool as the water. Kero Ann Shaw has both flash and substance.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Looks good but I dont think I want to pay that for a book I really dont know anything about. I do like the multiple plot line thing though, sounds really neat. Someone read this and get back to us.
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