Whale Talk

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There’s bad news and good news about the Cutter High School swim team. The bad news is that they don’t have a pool. The good news is that only one of them can swim anyway. A group of misfits brought together by T. J. Jones (the J is redundant), the Cutter All Night Mermen struggle to find their places in a school that has no place for them. T.J. is convinced that a varsity letter jacket–exclusive, revered, the symbol (as far as T.J. is concerned) of all that is screwed up at Cutter High–will also be an effective tool. He’s right. He’s also wrong. Still, it’s always the quest that counts. And the bus on which the Mermen travel to swim meets soon becomes the space where they gradually allow themselves to talk, to fit, to grow. Together they’ll fight for dignity in a world where tragedy and comedy dance side by side, where a moment’s inattention can bring lifelong heartache, and where true acceptance is the only prescription for what ails us.

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Pub Date: 2009-06-30 Pages: 304 Language: English Publisher: US Theres bad news and good news about the Cutter High School swim team HarperCollins The bad news is that they dont have a pool The good news is that only one.. of them can swim anyway. A group of misfits brought together by TJ Jones (the J is redundant) to find their places in a school that has no place for them. the Cutter All Night Mermen struggle to carve out their own turf. TJ is convinced that a varsity letter jacket-unattainable for most. exclusive. revered. the symbol (as far as TJ is concerned) of all that is screwed up at Cutter High-will be an effective carving tool. Hes right. Hes also wrong. Still . its always the quest that counts. And the bus on which the Mermen travel to swim meets-piloted by Icko. the permanent resident of All. Night Fitness-soon becomes the cocoon inside which they gradually allo...

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A varsity letter jacket: it's exclusive, nearly unattainable, revered . . . and everything that's screwed up about Cutter High, as far as T. J. Jones is concerned. That's why T. J. is determined to have the Cutter All Night Mermen the unlikeliest swim team a high school has ever seen earn letter jackets of their own.

It won't be easy. For one thing, they don't even have a pool. They will fight for their dignity, they will fight with each other, and sometimes they will just fight. And then they will realize that a single moment can bring lifelong heartache or lifelong friendship. For T. J. and his crew of misfits, the quest may be far more valuable than the reward.

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