We Live in Water

We Live in Water

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We Live in Water, the first collection of short fiction from New York Times bestselling author Jess Walter, is a suite of diverse, often comic stories about personal struggle and diminished dreams, all of them marked by the wry wit and generosity of spirit that has made him one of our most talked-about writers. In "Thief," a blue-collar worker turns unlikely detective to find out which of his kids is stealing from the family vacation fund. In "We Live in Water,"… (more)

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Jess Walter's latest book, We Live in Water, is a slender, clean, and beautiful collection of stories linked by just enough tissue and membrane to make the book a satisfying whole -- more than the sum of its parts.

It is perhaps a grim and fatalistic vision that Jess Walter presents in "We Live in Water," yet one that in today's America seems all-too-recognizable; no, we may not all live in water, but at one time or another, we have all lived in Spokane.

Walter's got a great ear and a genius for sympathy with America's new dispossessed.

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Book Details  

Publisher: HarperCollins (February 12, 2013)

Collection: Harper Perennial

Format: EPUB

Page count: 192 pages

File size: 1.4 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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