Introduction & Overview of The Deep

Mary Swan
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“The Deep,” a novella by Canadian writer Mary Swan, was first published in the Canadian literary journal The Malahat Review in 2000. This story won the 2001 O. Henry Award for short fiction. “The Deep” has been republished in several books, including a collection of Swan's short fiction, The Deep and Other Stories (2004).

“The Deep” is a haunting tale about the life and death of twin sisters during World War I. The story is a complex weave of historical themes such as women's involvement in the war effort and more universal themes such as dysfunctional families. This story also explores the unique bond between identical twins. Swan has been writing and publishing short stories in the United States and Canada since the 1980s; “The Deep” is her most widely read and best-received work as of 2005.

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