Title Profile & Character Information

Aquamarine

Annotation
Olympic swimmer Jesse Austin is seduced and consequently edged out for a gold medal by her Australian rival. From there, Anshaw intricately traces three possible paths for Jesse, spinning exhilarating variations on the themes of lost love and parallel lives unlived. Dorothy Allison, author of Bastard Out of Carolina, writes, "I found myself wishing I could buy a dozen copies and start a discussion group, just so I'd be able to debate all the questions this astonishing novel provokes." A Reader's Guide is available.


Characters
NameAustin, Jesse
GenderFemale
TraitLesbian

NameFinch, Marty
GenderFemale
TraitLesbian

GenreAllegory
Psychological
Coming of age
    --Lesbian
Fiction
TopicsLesbians
Destiny
Female relationships
Life choices
SettingMexico City