Authors: Nada Gordon and Gary Sullivan
Publisher: Granary Books (2001)
Culled from more than 5,000 pages of email, Swoon is a true story of two writers who meet and fall in love over the internet. It is autobiography, poetry, literary essay, and erotica all rolled into one. Revealing the tenacity of love, this correspondence takes place between Nada Gordon, an expatriate in Tokyo, and Gary Sullivan in New York, who finally meet in the "real" world with mixed reactions followed by a Hollywood ending. It is Heloise and Abelard without the tragedy, the troubadours without inequality, and the Brownings without euphemism—all facilitated by the immediate intimacy of cyber-communication.