A collection of stories by Alice Adams, Amy Bloom, John Cheever, Ernest Hemingway, A M Homes, Andrea Lee, Joyce Carol Oates, Edna O'Brien, Julie Orringer, James Purdy, Graham Swift, John Updike, David Foster Wallace and Fay Weldon
This is a waterproof book, full of aquatic tales - a must-have for the beach, pool or bath! A housewife surprises her family with Olympic ambitions. A party guest embarks on a fanciful tour of his neighbours' backyard pools. Amorous waterlogged youths make first contact in a shadowy swimming pond. Submerge yourself in fourteen fantastic reads about the satisfactions and tribulations of learning to swim, from bestselling authors, including John Cheever, Ernest Hemingway, John Updike and Amy Bloom who show how swimming has an uncanny way of causing submerged passions to surface and transform even the most stubborn personalities! Printed on a waterproof, tear and stain-resistant material, designed to withstand any watery environment, pop it in your bag along with your costume, towel, and flip-flops - it's the perfect companion for a day of sun, sand and swimming.
Used availability for James Purdy's Poolside
April 2007 : USA Paperback