By Lu Vickers
Lili's growing up in the 1970s, in a small town in Florida that's known for its mental institution. She struggles with her attraction to her friend Rae, who when they kiss insists that one of them has to pretend to be a boy. When Lili's mother finds out about her daughter being a lesbian, the mother flips out like a mental patient herself.
According to Lu (and this sounded like she said it with a lot of humor), "Breathing Underwater" is
"...not really a gay novel. It's more of a mother-daughter horror story."
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The quote above is from Tallahassee.com, Alumni in the News, "Lu Vickers: a writer surfaces" originally published January 28, 2007, written by Kathleen Laufenberg, Democrat staff writer.