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Chris Crutcher

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.

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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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Brian Corrigan

Length:

6h 33m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:29


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:42


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:53


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:27


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:13


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:23


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:12


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:31


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:43


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

02:43


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:17


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:07


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:45


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:56


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:22


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:27


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:46


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:56


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:29


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:06


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:23


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:49


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:07


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:37


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:40


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:47


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:28


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:47


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:14


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:49


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:07


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:33


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:59


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:22


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:30


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:52


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:54


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:52


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:52


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:34


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:52


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:40


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:44


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:26


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:19


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:19


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:17


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:15


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

09:42


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:12


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:23


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:12


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:20


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:29


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:54


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:17


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:48