The Deep Summary
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...

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