The Lifeguard: Stories

The Lifeguard: Stories

by Mary Morris


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The Lifeguard combines Mary Morris's consummate craft as a storyteller with her gift for dramatic travel writing. In the title story, a teenage lifeguard sees his mystique among the girls on the beach dissolve in a panicked moment when he cannot save a child. In "The Glass-Bottom Boat," a mother on her first trip abroad learns about trust from a solicitous stranger.

The Lifeguard is a powerful collection of ten short stories that shows Morris's great sensitivity to men and women at moments of turbulence, uncertainty, and crisis.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312186944
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 04/15/1998
Edition description: REV
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.45(d)
Lexile: 860L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 Years

About the Author

Mary Morris's books include the novels House Arrest, The Night Sky, Crossroads, and The Waiting Room; the travel memoirs Nothing to Declare and Wall to Wall; and the highly acclaimed story collections Vanishing Animals and Other Stories and The Bus of Dreams. A recipient of the Rome Prize for Literature, she teaches writing at Sarah Lawrence College and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Table of Contents

1.The Lifeguard1
2.The Wall17
3.Slice of Life35
4.The Lure45
6.The Snowmaker's Wife83
7.Around the World105
8.Losing Track120
9.The Moon Garden136
10.The Glass-Bottom Boat157

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