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SWIM (hardcover)

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Kirkus Reviews writes: Scofield (Occasions of Sin, 2004, etc.) offers three pieces about solo travel as a woman flirts with danger while trying to prove a theory about female autonomy. In each story—“Oh Baby Oh,” a hitchhiking tale; “An Easy Pass,” about a stay at a bullfighter’s ranch; and the title story, set on the island of Mykonos with two soldiers—Baby attempts to use her sexuality to curry favor. . . Each encounter between man and woman, animal and man, is fraught with the tension of seductive control. Finally, Scofield flips the power dynamic on Mykonos. But Baby’s self-harming betrays her outward confidence. She tries her hardest to communicate her theory about female independence, arguing, “I want my own damned reasons to be who I am….I want my own schedule for it.”
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    Kirkus Reviews writes: Scofield (Occasions of Sin, 2004, etc.) offers three pieces about solo travel as a woman flirts with danger while trying to prove a theory about female autonomy. In each story—“Oh Baby Oh,” a hitchhiking tale; “An Easy Pass,” about a stay at a bullfighter’s ranch; and the title story, set on the island of Mykonos with two soldiers—Baby attempts to use her sexuality to curry favor. . . Each encounter between man and woman, animal and man, is fraught with the tension of seductive control. Finally, Scofield flips the power dynamic on Mykonos. But Baby’s self-harming betrays her outward confidence. She tries her hardest to communicate her theory about female independence, arguing, “I want my own damned reasons to be who I am….I want my own schedule for it.”