Half an Inch of Water

Half an Inch of Water

A new collection of stories set in the West from "one of the most gifted and versatile of contemporary writers" (NPR)

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… (more)

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Editorial reviews (2 reviews)


Nine stories in search of a novel, perhaps. Which, in the hands of a great writer like Everett, wouldn’t take a miracle to make happen.

Half an Inch of Water is straightforward, bog standard, literal-minded, tedious literary program fiction. The stories drip dully with quiet grief, quiet emotional distance, tasteful epiphanies, tasteful symbols, and tasteful ironies.


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Publisher: Graywolf Press (September 15, 2015)

Collection: Graywolf Press

Language: English


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