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We Live In Water: Stories by Jess Walter

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Also by Jess Walter:

The Cold Millions, November 2020
Hardcover / e-Book
We Live In Water: Stories, February 2013
Paperback / e-Book
Beautiful Ruins, June 2012
Hardcover / e-Book
The Financial Lives Of The Poets, September 2010
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The Zero, September 2006
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Citizen Vince, April 2005
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We Live In Water: Stories
Jess Walter

Harper Perennial
February 2013
On Sale: February 12, 2013
192 pages
ISBN: 0061926620
EAN: 9780061926624
Kindle: B0089LOEHW
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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.

Media Buzz

All Things Considered - February 14, 2013
Diane Rehm Show - NPR - February 13, 2013
Marketplace - PRI - February 12, 2013

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