Книга: Jess Walter «We Live in Water»

We Live in Water

From Jess Walter, the bestselling author of Beautiful Ruins, comes We Live in Water - a darkly funny, utterly compelling collection of stories about the American family. We Live in Water brings to vivid life a world of lost fathers and redemptive con men, of personal struggles and diminished dreams, a world marked by the wry wit and generosity of spirit that has made Jess Walter one of America's 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. The final story transforms slyly from a portrait of Walter's...

Издательство: "Penguin Books Ltd." (2014)

Формат: 130x195, 192 стр.

ISBN: 978-0-241-00385-5

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Jess Walter

Jess Walter in 2009

Jess Walter (b. July 20 1965[1]) is an American author of five novels. His work has been published in fifteen countries and translated into thirteen languages.

Walter is also a career journalist, whose work has appeared in Newsweek, the Washington Post and the Boston Globe. As a reporter he covered the Randy Weaver/Ruby Ridge case for the Spokane Spokesman-Review newspaper and authored a book about the case, Every Knee Shall Bow (revised edition titled Ruby Ridge).[2] He also writes short stories, essays and screenplays and was the co-author of Christopher Darden’s 1996 bestseller In Contempt. His 2006 novel The Zero was a finalist for the National Book Award.

He lives with his wife and children in Spokane, Washington. He is an alumnus of Eastern Washington University.




  • Over Tumbled Graves (2001)
  • The Land of the Blind (2003)
  • Citizen Vince (2005)
  • The Zero (2006)
  • The Financial Lives of the Poets (2009)



  • 2006 : Edgar Allan Poe Award for best novel Citizen Vince.
  • 2006 : National Book Award Finalist for best novel The Zero.
  • 2006 : Finalist for Washington State Book Award in Fiction for The Zero
  • 2007 : Finalist for Washington State Book Award in Fiction for Citizen Vince
  • 2011 : Finalist for Washington State Book Award in Fiction for The Financial Lives of the Poets


  1. ^ Jess Walter biography (click "Meet the Writer" tab)
  2. ^ Jess Walter, Every Knee Shall Bow, HarperCollins ReganBooks, 1995, ISBN 0-06-000794-X.

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