By Peter Selgin
With empathy and wit Selgin introduces us to characters navigating the uneven waters of human relationships. In "Swimming" an avid swimmer fights the stasis in his marriage through prodding his out-of-shape yet contented spouse to take in the sport--with near-disastrous effects. A pond is the surroundings of "The Wolf House," which tells of the reunion and dissolution of a gaggle of highschool pals introduced jointly for a funeral. "The Sinking send guy" chronicles an afternoon within the lifetime of an African American caretaker answerable for the one ultimate survivor of the huge catastrophe. In "El Malecón" a toothless outdated Dominican attempts to recapture his misplaced dignity by means of "borrowing" a sparkly Cadillac convertible and aiming it down the coastal road towards his early life village. In "The Sea healing" tourists in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula confront demise within the kind of a mysterious girl residing in an deserted beachfront house complex.
In all 13 stories in Drowning Lessons, Selgin indicates a prepared eye for the forces that push humans toward--and occasionally beyond--their very human limits, forces as intrinsic, elemental, and elusive because the liquid that makes up two-thirds in their our bodies. those tales remind us that of all our bodies of water, none is deeper or extra harmful than our own.
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