READ THIS: Skinny Dipping in the Lake of the Dead

Well, spring quarter festivities have begun over at the LitBlog Co-op. This quarter's pick is the dreamy and moving Skinny Dipping in the Lake of the Dead by Alan DeNiro. It's a jolly, rich Borgesian ride.

Take this tidbit, for instance, the opening lines to the story "A Keeper": "Tonight the woman who always calls, calls. This time she asks me how to divid a beggar and an arctangent. What could I have possibly said to her? I think she is a keeper. 'Stop trying to mix the humanities and the sciences. And go to be.'"