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About the Author

Peter Agrafiotis dropped out of college at 19 to work as a reporter for a Maine weekly newspaper. While still in his twenties he created his own publication, CLUE, America’s Only Vacation Magazine That’s Sarcastic. His satiric tales earned CLUE a coast-to-coast following, financial success, and the praise of award-winning authors Nicholson Baker, Ann Beattie, Richard Ford, Alison Lurie and comic legend Bob Eliott of Bob and Ray.. The Anthology of Maine Humor called Agrafiotis “Maine’s Least Traditional Humorist.”

Agrafiotis also is a painter with a dozen solo shows to date in major cities, including New York and Boston. His canvases hang in over 100 public, private, and corporate collections. He has been nominated four times for awards at the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

In this his first novel, This Is Not My Bathing Suit, Agrafiotis distills the experience of these dual careers and his years as a Gulf of Maine sailor, into a sly and comic swipe at the contemporary New York art world, caught off-guard on its summer vacation.

Agrafiotis lives with his wife, Janice Plourde, in an eccentric house on the Maine coast he has been building for decades. As a child he wanted to grow up to be Bret Maverick, but after puberty that changed to Marcello Mastroianni. In more recent years Agrafiotis has become an avid exponent of the law of averages. He also believes in having a good dog.

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