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Author Walter, Jess, 1965- author.

Title We live in water [electronic resource] : stories / Jess Walter.

Publication Info. New York : Harper Perennial
©2013

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Contents Anything helps -- We live in water -- Thief -- Can a corn -- Virgo -- Helpless little things -- Please -- Don't eat cat -- The new frontier -- The brakes -- The wolf and the wild -- Wheelbarrow kings -- Statistical abstract for my hometown of Spokane, Washington.
Summary "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.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] HarperCollins 2013 Available via World Wide Web.
Biography A former National Book Award finalist and winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award, as of September 2015, Jess Walter is the author of six novels, one book of short stories and one nonfiction book. His work has been translated into 30 languages, and his essays, short fiction, criticism and journalism have been widely published, in Best American Short Stories, Best American Nonrequired Reading, Harper's, Esquire, McSweeney's, Details and many others.
Subject Interpersonal relations -- United States -- Fiction.
United States -- Social life and customs -- 21st century -- Fiction.
Interpersonal relations. (OCoLC)fst00977397
Manners and customs. (OCoLC)fst01007815
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 2000 - 2099
Genre/Form Short stories. (OCoLC)fst01726740
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Subject Kurzgeschichte.
Amerikanisches Englisch.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
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ISBN 9780062099204 (electronic bk.)

 
    
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