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Carol Anshaw


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Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (11/4/1997)
MP3 CD (8/16/2016)
Compact Disc (7/2/2019)


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.

Praise For Aquamarine

"Inventive . . . and as all-american as Jell-o" The Washington Post —

Harper Perennial, 9780395877555, 208pp.

Publication Date: November 14, 1997

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.