We Live In Water: Stories

Author: Jess Walter
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  • : $18.00(AUD)
  • : 9780061926624
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • : HarperCollins
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  • : January 2013
  • : 203mm X 135mm X 11mm
  • : United States
  • : 17.99
  • : March 2013
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  • : books

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  • : 2016297573
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  • : 192
  • : Jess Walter
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  • : 813/.6
  • : English
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  • : Paperback / softback
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Barcode 9780061926624
9780061926624

Description

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," a lawyer returns to a corrupt North Idaho town to find the father who disappeared thirty years earlier. In "Anything Helps," a homeless man has to "go to cardboard" to raise enough money to buy his son the new Harry Potter book. In "Virgo," a local newspaper editor tries to get back at his superstitious ex-girlfriend by screwing with her horoscope. And the collection's final story transforms slyly from a portrait of Walter's hometown into a moving contemplation of our times.