100 short stories:: story 100

story: The Lazy River

author: Zadie Smith

year: 2017

where: university campus

note: I live somewhere that has its own “lazy river”, when did I expect this? I still prefer sometimes-grimy sometimes-lush Brooklyn.

a line: “But once you have entered the Lazy River, with all its pliability and ease, its sterilizing chlorine and swift yet manageable currents, it is very hard to accept the sea: its abundant salt, its marine life, those little islands of twisted plastic.”

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