• $9.99

Publisher Description

It's a fresh start for Delores Walker when she boards a Greyhound bus bound for Florida. Leaving the Bronx far behind, she's headed for sunny Weeki Wachee Springs, frayed roadside attraction in danger of becoming obsolete with the opening of Walt Disney's latest creation, only miles up the road. Always more suited for a life underwater, Delores joins a group of other aquatic hopefuls in this City of Live Mermaids, where she discovers a world of sequined tails and amphibious theme shows that even Disney couldn't dream up. It's in this fantastic place of make-believe and reinvention that Delores Walker becomes Delores Taurus, Florida's most unlikely celebrity.

Bringing together an eccentric assortment of outcasts, poseurs, and underdogs, this wise and poignant novel conjures up a time in America when anything was possible, especially in the Sunshine State. A story of family, chasing dreams and finding your way, Swim To Me will have you believing the impossible—even in mermaids from the Bronx.

Fiction & Literature
August 1
Algonquin Books
Workman Publishing Co., Inc.

Customer Reviews

Redcandies ,

Swim to Me

This book is a nice read. It's worth the $1.99 I paid for it. HOWEVER.. The E version seems to have a glitch in the middle of the story. The young brother goes to live with the sister at the mermaid emporium and the Mother takes to going to secretarial school with some fond money that the Father left in a closet. Then all of a sudden the Mother is back working at her mundane jobs and the young brother is back with the Mother again! The same scene plays out again at the end of the book but in entirely different words. Strangest thing...... If you can get it for less than two bucks it's worth it!

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