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Brenda Peterson

Brenda Peterson is the author of three novels: River of Light, Becoming the Enemy, and Duck and Cover. Her latest book, Nature and Other Mothers, will be published in May by Harper Collins. She lives in Seattle, Washington.

— From April 1992
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Drowning

At the age of two, I saw the ocean for the first time. I threw wide my short arms and ran shouting, straight into the Pacific, where an undertow reached out to embrace me. I still remember the upside-down whirlpool of warmth, like the womb out of which I’d so recently swum.

April 1992
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