(From the publisher):
Evoking passion and heartbreak, intelligence and unapologetic humanity, these eight beautifully crafted stories explore the boundary conditions between the self and others. Although social realities -- racial and ethnic tensions, sexual harassment, and abuse -- make up their background, these are really love stories in which people discover and forgive one another. A daughter finds her father's kindness extends beyond her and their family; a wife discovers and forgives the affair between her husband and best friend; and, in the title story which takes the form of a letter to an almost-lover, the narrator winds through swirling eddies of memory and language to relate her present and past lives and the loves that have informed them.(from the publisher)
- I Am Born
- Madame Charpentier and Her Children
- In the Free State
- The Shape You're In
- Burning Boy
- The Death of Julius Geissler
- How Do You Do, Mister Cat?
- The Disobedience of Water
Original title: The Disobedience of Water: Stories and Novellas
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction
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