We Live in Water: Stories

We Live in Water: Stories

Jess Walter


The first number of brief fiction from Jess Walter, New York instances bestselling writer of Beautiful Ruins, We dwell in Water is a various suite of reports marked via the wry wit and generosity of spirit that has made him one in all America’s such a lot talked-about writers.

Stories in we are living in Water range from comedian stories of affection to social satire and suspenseful crime fiction. touring from hip Portland to once-hip Seattle to never-hip Spokane, to a condemned on line casino in Las Vegas and a bottomless lake at the hours of darkness woods of Idaho, it is a global of misplaced fathers and redemptive con males, of non-public struggles and lowered dreams.

In name tale “We reside in Water”, a legal professional returns to his corrupt homeland to discover his father, who disappeared 30 years past. In “Thief,” a blue-collar employee turns not going detective to determine which of his youngsters is stealing from the kinfolk fund.

“Anything is helping” sees a homeless guy attempt to elevate funds to shop for his son the recent Harry Potter ebook; and in “Virgo,” a newspaper editor makes an attempt to come again at his superstitious ex-girlfriend by way of screwing together with her horoscope.

Also incorporated are “Don’t devour Cat” and “Statistical summary of My homeland, Spokane, Washington,” either one of which accomplished cult prestige after their first ebook online.

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