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  • Published: 3 July 2014
  • ISBN: 9780241003862
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 175

We Live In Water



From the bestselling author of Beautiful Ruins comes a darkly funny, utterly compelling collection of stories about the American family

We Live In Water is a world of lost fathers and redemptive con artists, of personal struggles and broken men.

In 'Thief', a blue-collar worker turns unlikely detective to find out which of his kids is stealing from the family holiday fund. 'Anything Helps' sees a homeless man try to raise money to buy his son the new Harry Potter book; and in 'Virgo', a newspaper editor attempts to get back at his superstitious ex-girlfriend by screwing with her horoscope.

We Live in Water is a wildly original, brilliantly realized contemplation of our times.

  • Published: 3 July 2014
  • ISBN: 9780241003862
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 175

About the author

Jess Walter

Jess Walter has written four novels, most recently The Zero which was shortlisted for the National Book Award. He lives in Spokane, Washington with his family.

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