Half an Inch of Water: Stories

Book Author

SKU: 9781555977191 Categories: , , ,

$15.95

Only 2 left in stock (can be backordered)

Purchase & earn 160 points!

Description

Percival Everett’s long-awaited new collection of stories, his first since 2004’s Damned If I Do, finds him traversing the West with characteristic restlessness. A deaf Native American girl wanders off into the desert and is found untouched in a den of rattlesnakes. A young boy copes with the death of his sister by angling for an unnaturally large trout in the creek where she drowned. An old woman rides her horse into a mountain snowstorm and sees a long-dead beloved dog.
For the plainspoken men and women of these stories—fathers and daughters, sheriffs and veterinarians—small events trigger sudden shifts in which the ordinary becomes unfamiliar. A harmless comment about how to ride a horse changes the course of a relationship, a snakebite gives rise to hallucinations, and the hunt for a missing man reveals his uncanny resemblance to an actor. Half an Inch of Water tears through the fabric of the everyday to examine what lies beneath the surface of these lives. In the hands of master storyteller Everett, the act of questioning leads to vistas more strange and unsettling than could ever have been expected.

Additional information

Weight0.5 lbs
Dimensions8.2 × 5.5 × 0.5 in
Book Author

Date Published

September 15, 2015

Format

Paperback

Language

English

Pages

88

Publisher

Graywolf Press

Year Published

2015

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Half an Inch of Water: Stories”