Swimmers in Winter (Paperback)

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Shortlisted for the 2021 Toronto Book Award
Shortlisted for the 2021 ReLit Award

Certain Women meets The Mars Room in this debut collection featuring three pairs of stories.

Sharp and stylistic, the trifecta of diptychs that is Swimmers in Winter swirls between real and imagined pasts and futures to delve into our present cultural moment: conflicts between queer people and the police; the impact of homophobia, bullying, and PTSD; the dynamics of women's friendships; life for queer women in Toronto during WWII and after; the intersections between class identities and queer identities; experiences of economic precarity and precarious living conditions; the work of being an artist; dystopian worlds; and the impact of gentrification on public space. These are soul-searching, plot-driven character studies equally influenced by James Baldwin, Christopher Isherwood, and Elena Ferrante.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781988784502
ISBN-10: 1988784506
Publisher: Invisible Publishing
Publication Date: August 24th, 2020
Pages: 208
Language: English