Author: Carol Anshaw
Translator: Eun-ju Yang
Publisher: Minum In
Hardcover | 341 pages | 196*134mm
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About This Book
From 500 Great Books by Women; review by Holly Smith
It's the 1968 Summer Olympics and seventeen-year-old Jesse, a gold medal contender in swimming, falls in love for the first time with Marty, her main competitor. Jesse comes in second and Marty wins the gold - but is Marty the better swimmer? The novel then shifts to 1990 and portrays three paths Jesse could have chosen, each with Marty's lingering influence. On one trail Jesse is married, having her first child late in life, living in the town where she grew up. In the back of her mind she feels "She missed the one fast chance she had to slip out..." Down another path she is bringing her current lover home for a visit with her mother, trying to decide if she will admit to her that she is a lesbian. Before visiting home: "...she tries to prepare herself, get the issues lined up, sorted out, internally addressed so she doesn't get ambushed by them when she's there. This, of course, doesn't work." On the third road she is divorced with two adolescent children. "She worries she's replicating her own mother's brand of parenting, leaving the strong child to fend for herself while fighting a lifetime of battles on behalf of the weak one." Throughout Aquamarine Jesse wonders "what if?" An interesting, entertaining, warm-hearted novel, it may leave the reader wondering about her own life paths as well.
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