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Open Water by Maria Flook
Aug 21, 2013 | ISBN 9780307831613

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“Maria Flook defined the torn-up, pasted-together American family as her territory in her brilliant first novel, Family Night. Her new novel, Open Water, is a black comedy of seaside life. The reader rushes after the disheveled characters who gallop from addiction by suppository to dead parrots, from setting fires to possibilities of homosexual pornography on flypaper, from the strangest truck accident in fiction to a death scene in a tourist cabin. Flook’s vivid and exhilarating writing puts her in the front ranks of new American writers.”
—E. Annie Proulx, author of The Shipping News, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award
Open Water goes full tilt boogie. What are brakes? This low-life extravaganza, set with perfect irony in Newport sur mer, doesn’t know the meaning of restraint. It’s a wonderful thing to read a nervy, smart writer like Maria Flook bursting with language, novel juxtapositions, music. And with stories. With characters to live them.”
—Geoffrey Wolff, author of The Duke of Deception

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