We Live In Water: Stories
On Sale: February 12, 2013
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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
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