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Disobedience of Water : Stories and Novellas Trade paperback - 2000


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The author of "Ahab's Wife" presents a beautiful ensemble of stories and novellas. Evoking passion and heartbreak, intelligence and humanity, these tales explore the boundary conditions between the self and others.

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  • Title Disobedience of Water : Stories and Novellas
  • Binding Trade Paperback
  • Edition Fifth or Later E
  • Condition Used - Very Good
  • Pages 212
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Harpercollins, New York, New York, U.S.A.
  • Date October 2000
  • Bookseller's Inventory # 222971
  • ISBN 9780688178451 / 0688178456
  • Weight 0.55 lbs (0.25 kg)
  • Dimensions 7.9 x 5.2 x 0.6 in (20.07 x 13.21 x 1.52 cm)
  • Themes
    • Chronological Period: 21st Century
  • Library of Congress subjects Short stories, American
  • Dewey Decimal Code FIC

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.

Written with a masterful sureness of hand and heart, these captivating, intimate stories display Sena Jeter Naslund's extraordinary presence as one of today's most rewarding writers of fiction.

First line

TINK! TINK!" I seem to hear my brother calling me.


Media reviews


  • New York Times, 10/08/2000, Page 36