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We live in water : stories

Author: Jess Walter
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jess Walter
ISBN: 9780061926624 0061926620
OCLC Number: 795757303
Description: 177 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Anything helps --
We live in water --
Thief --
Can a corn --
Virgo --
Helpless little things --
Please --
Don't eat cat --
New frontier --
Brakes --
Wolf and the wild --
Wheelbarrow kings --
Statistical abstract for my hometown of Spokane, Washington.
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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, ' 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"--Page [iv] of cover.

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