Neddy Merrill decides to swim home from a friend's pool party, traveling from fashionable swimming pool to swimming pool on a perfect mid-summer's day. But as night falls and the season changes, Neddy sinks from optimistic bliss to utter despair. A selection from the John Cheever Audio Collection.
"Time to Take Another Lap with the Swimmer"
This is one of John Cheever's personal favorite stories. After old Justina arrives for a visit and dies on his couch, an advertising writer discovers that the city council has banned death itself from inside the borders of his planned community. A selection from the John Cheever Audio Collection.
The Enormous Radio and The Swimmer are two magnificent stories in which John Cheever celebrates with unequaled grace and tenderness the deepest feelings we have. As Cheever wrote, "These stories seem at times to be stories of a long lost world when the city of New York was still filled with a river light, when you heard the Benny Goodman quartets from a radio in the corner stationery store, and when almost everybody wore a hat."