"I've been here since 1922. Yes, stationed here July 4th -- American Independence Day -- funny that. The irony is not lost on me, believe you me. I shall be your superior officer for a while, but don't worry, I'm not one to pull rank. We do this polishing duty for one hour each day. The rest of the time we shuffle and look crazed. They prefer it that way."
"The structure and writing -- admirably clear and unsentimental -- both trip the light fantastic too, effortlessly gliding from the desperately funny to the desperately sad."The Guardian
DORA / DORPH - female, darker in tone, comical.
PERSEPHONE / PORPH - female, lighter in tone, comical.
Forgotten by their families and not released until the 1970's, Dora and Persephone adopt alter-egos, Dorph and Porph, to enact their fantasies and survive the silence of incarceration. By turns very funny and moving, Airswimming reminds us of the forgotten women of these generations in both Britain and Ireland.