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Laurel grey Hawthorne must make issues beautiful, no matter if she's aiding her mom ensure the literal relations skeleton remains within the closet or turning scraps of material into nationally acclaimed paintings quilts. Her estranged sister Thalia, an impoverished Actress with a capital A, is her polar contrary, priding herself on exposing the lurid fact lurking in the back of heart type niceties. whereas Laurel's lifestyles turns out well on track--a passionate marriage, a precious daughter, and a beautiful domestic in suburban Victorianna--everything she holds pricey is all at once thrown into query the evening she is visited by way of the ghost of a her 13-year previous neighbor Molly Dufresne. The ghost leads Laurel to the genuine Molly floating lifelessly within the Hawthorne's yard pool. Molly's dying is inexplicable--an unseemly secret Laurel understands nobody in her whitewashed local is as much as fixing. basically her wayward, unpredictable sister is correct for the duty, yet calling in a prefer from Thalia is like jogging instantly right into a frying pan safe simply through Crisco. Enlisting Thalia's support, Laurel units out on a life-altering trip that triggers startling revelations approximately her family's guarded prior, the genuine country of her marriage, and the lady who stopped swimming.

Richer and extra lucrative than any tale Joshilyn Jackson has but written, but nonetheless jam-packed with Jackson's trademarked outrageous characters, gleaming discussion, and defiantly twisting plotting, the woman WHO STOPPED SWIMMING is destined either to please Jackson's unswerving fanatics and trap a complete new viewers.

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2—3). Homer's polemic would then be in his insistence that cremation is the end of all sensibility (cf. //. 75—6, Od. 218—22). 39 Epist. adMenoec. L. L. 139. 40 Gf. Cho. 40 i, 293—4. Gf. also Eur. Or. 1225 42. 41 Gf. Aristot. poet. I452a7-io, mir. ausc. 846a; Plut. de ser. num. vind. 8 553d. Gf. Burkert 1992^: 72-3. 42 For psychagogia, see already Od. 23—37. It was apparently common in tragedy: Aesch. Pers. 607 93, cf. Cho. 's fragmentary play Psychagogoi: Tj8, F273 8 TrG Athenian vases attest scenes of psychagogia in Athenian drama of the early v BG: Green 1994: 17-18.

76, N. 85 (discussed below in Chapters n and 13 respectively), P. 7-9. If these are admitted as choral first persons, then it follows that at least these odes were chorally performed. Position (b) also runs into difficulties. There are a number of firstperson statements in the odes which seem to refer to the poet to the exclusion of the chorus. One such is P. 77-8 (discussed in Chapter 14). Another awkward passage is 0. 97 There the first-person speaker evidently intends: my grandmother is Stymphalian, because my mother is Thebe, whose mother in turn was the Stymphalian nymph Metope.

3, 0. 10, and /. 2: see below); other odes seem to celebrate several victories, not one in particular. When victories are simply ranked in descending order of the importance of the games (Olympian, Pythian, Isthmian, and Nemean), we are not in a position to know which victory, or indeed whether any single victory, provided the immediate occasion for the ode. g. 0. 15-18, 54-9; /. 17— 22). no Even with odes which celebrate a specific athletic victory (or victories), it is not always easy to determine whether the celebration of that victory (or victories) was the occasion for the ode.

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