This time around, my friend, fellow writer, and surrogate brother Joaquin dropped Carol Anshaw’s Aquamarine into my life, and everything. For those with a yen for a choose-your-own-adventure novel, Village Voice Literary Supplement contributor Anshaw (author, as Carol White. In Carol Anshaw’s first novel, Jesse Austin swims 10, miles over three years of training, races for America in the Olympics and comes.

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Carol Anshaw

Carol Anshaw does it beautifully in Aquamarinea story that begins with Olympic swimmer Jesse Austin, seduced and consequently edged out for a gold medal by her Australian rival, Marty. After leaving the pool deck at the Mexico City Olympics, Anshaw fast-forwards twenty-odd years to three alternative lives for Jesse.

Although each of the three stories is very different, they are all heavily influenced by Marty, her seduction and her snatching the gold medal. Each story raises questions about fate and whether our emotional scars colour our lives for evermore.


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