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).
--Portland MercuryBinding Type:
7.80h x 5.20w x 0.60dAward:
Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award - WinnerAward:
Washington State Book Award - FinalistReview Citations: Kirkus Reviews
01/01/2013 pg. 40Entertainment Weekly
02/15/2013 pg. 70Shelf Awareness
02/15/2013New York Times Book Review
02/17/2013 pg. 22New York Times Book Review
02/10/2013 pg. 9People Weekly
03/11/2013 pg. 57Entertainment Weekly
12/27/2013 pg. 14