Swim to Me

By Betsy Carter
(Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Hardcover, 9781565124929, 280pp.)

Publication Date: August 2007

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback, Mass Market Paperback

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SOMETIMES THE PERSON YOU THINK YOU'VE INVENTED TURNS OUT TO BE JUST WHO YOU ARE.From SWIM TO ME: For their grand finale, all the mermaids gathered around a moon rock. One pulled an American flag from beneath her fin and planted it in the ground. A tinny version of "God Bless America" rose up through the amphitheater as the mermaids stood on their tails and saluted the flag.
Delores hoped nobody noticed the tears sliding down her cheeks. She stayed fixed in her seat, worried that if she stood up, she might break into pieces. There was no name for what she was feeling, only this certainty: whatever she had to do, wherever she had to go, one day Delores Walker would become one of those mermaids.

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