We live in water : stories
by Walter, Jess, 1965-
|Format:||Print Book 2013|
|Availability:||Available at 6 Libraries 7 of 7 copies|
ONE OF PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2019
From the New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Ruins, the first collection of short fiction from Jess Walter--a suite of diverse and searching stories about personal struggle and diminished dreams, all of them marked by the wry wit, keen eye, and generosity of spirit that has made him a bookseller and reader favorite
These twelve stories--published over the last five years in Harper's, The Best American Short Stories, McSweeney's, Playboy, and other publications--veer from comic tales of love to social satire to suspenseful crime fiction, from hip Portland to once-hip Seattle to never-hip Spokane, from a condemned casino in Las Vegas to a bottomless lake in the dark woods of Idaho. This is a world of lost fathers and redemptive conmen, of meth tweakers on desperate odysseys and men committing suicide by fishing.
We Live in Water is a darkly comic, heartfelt collection of stories from a "ridiculously talented writer" (New York Times), "one of the freshest voices in American literature" (Dallas Morning News).
We live in water
Can a corn
Helpless little things
Don't eat cat
The new frontier
The wolf and the wild
Statistical abstract for my hometown of Spokane, Washington.
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Short stories, American.
|Publisher|| New York :Harper Perennial,2013
177 pages ; 21 cm