I think about loving swimming the way you love somebody. How a kiss happens, gravitational. About compromise, sacrifice, and breakup. The heart can suffer more than a few not-quites, have poor timing. We are outtouched by others, can psych ourselves out, we lose, win, become our results, find our place and rank.
Leanne Shapton, Swimming Studies (my new favorite book)
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I'm a fiction writer. My first novel YOU ARE ONE OF THEM will be published by The Penguin Press on May 30, 2013. My short stories have been published in The Pushcart Prize XXXV (2011 anthology) and other places. I grew up in Washington, D.C., and have lived in many cities (Moscow, London, Amsterdam, San Francisco, and New York). http://elliottholt.com/