Neddy Merrill has been away for most of the Summer. He reappears at a friends pool. As they talk, someone notices that there are pools spanning the entire valley. He decided to jog from pool to pool to swim the whole valley. As he stops in each pool his interactions tell his life story. Written by
John Vogel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The famed John Cheever short story appeared in the New Yorker and people talked. Now there will be talk again. When you sense this man's vibrations and share his colossal hang-up . . . will you see someone you know, or love? When you feel the body-blow power of his broken dreams, will it reach you deep inside, where it hurts? When you talk about "The Swimmer" will you talk about yourself?
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Did You Know?
The source short story by John Cheever
that has a length of just a dozen pages was written from a manuscript of notes that totaled 150 pages. See more
Julie's hair goes from brushed to windblown and back again several times in the same sequence. See more
Where have you been keeping yourself?
Oh, here and there. Here and there.
Referenced in The Story of the Swimmer
Send for Me in Summer
(Theme from 'The Swimmer')
by Marvin Hamlisch See more