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The Swimmer

Service95 Recommends The Swimmer by John Cheever

The Swimmer

John Cheever

Service95 Recommends the excellent short story The Swimmer by John Cheever. Take a deep dive into the mysterious currents of a short story that explores the depths of human experience —metaphorically traversing the waters of life, revealing unexpected twists of existence with each stroke.  Explore The Swimmer and other suggestions with Service95 Recommends today! 

What We Say: In this exploration of suburban life, Cheever tells the story of Neddy Merril's transformative journey towards resilience and redemption. As he wades through the water, he faces life's complexities and uses them as a catalyst for change. The abandoned pool becomes a symbol of his resilience, redemption, and the profound impact of confronting the challenges of suburban life. The ripples on the water serve as a lasting metaphor for the changes that can occur when we face our struggles with courage and determination.

What They Say: ”I reread Cheever's The Swimmer late the other night. It had the effect that reading Cheever always has: it made me want to get up and start the futile task of trying to write something as measured yet mysteriously, heart-judderingly unexpected for myself” - Gordon Burns 

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