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The Resource We live in water : stories, Jess Walter

We live in water : stories, Jess Walter

Label
We live in water : stories
Title
We live in water
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Jess Walter
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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."--from cover, p. [4]
Tone
Writing style
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10169946
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walter, Jess
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
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True
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  • Coping
  • Family relationships
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Homeless persons
  • Recession (Economics)
  • Washington (State)
Target audience
adult
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stories
Label
We live in water : stories, Jess Walter
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The new frontier
  • The brakes
  • The wolf and the wild
  • Wheelbarrow kings
  • Statistical abstract for my hometown of Spokane, Washington
  • Anything helps
  • We live in water
  • Thief
  • Can a corn
  • Virgo
  • Helpless little things
  • Please
  • Don't eat cat
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
177 pages
Isbn
9780061926624
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 795757303
  • (OCoLC)795757303
Label
We live in water : stories, Jess Walter
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The new frontier
  • The brakes
  • The wolf and the wild
  • Wheelbarrow kings
  • Statistical abstract for my hometown of Spokane, Washington
  • Anything helps
  • We live in water
  • Thief
  • Can a corn
  • Virgo
  • Helpless little things
  • Please
  • Don't eat cat
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
177 pages
Isbn
9780061926624
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 795757303
  • (OCoLC)795757303

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