The Water That Falls on You from Nowhere: A Tor.Com Original

The Water That Falls on You from Nowhere: A Tor.Com Original

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by John Chu
     
 

In the near future water falls from the sky whenever someone lies (either a mist or a torrential flood depending on the intensity of the lie). This makes life difficult for Matt as he maneuvers the marriage question with his lover and how best to "come out" to his traditional Chinese parents.

Overview

In the near future water falls from the sky whenever someone lies (either a mist or a torrential flood depending on the intensity of the lie). This makes life difficult for Matt as he maneuvers the marriage question with his lover and how best to "come out" to his traditional Chinese parents.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781466838116
Publisher:
Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date:
02/20/2013
Series:
A Tor.Com Original
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
407,236
File size:
600 KB

Meet the Author

John Chu designs microprocessors by day and writes fiction by night. He is an alumnus of the Viable Paradise and Clarion workshops. His stories have been published in Boston Review, Bloody Fabulous, and Asimov's Science Fiction.

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The Water That Falls on You from Nowhere: A Tor.Com Original 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it, just wish it didn't end so quickly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this story very much. It's richly written, the characters fully drawn in few words. We are left feeling, understanding the questions, fears, hesitations and often confusion faced by adult children who realize that in order to fully live and love, they must face their parents and family as they really are, without fear. It also says a lot about the power of love, and supporting those you love, even if they don't always meet your expectations or agenda. I liked it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
interesting concept. I found some of it a little lacking in description. In the beginning of the book there was something about pain and paradoxes that didn't make sense to me. It is a short story, very short but it didn't seem finished, just like it dropped off on a chapter break and they forgot to publish the rest. I would really like to read more see how people can really interact with eachother when it is so obvious when they lie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story is justly nominated for a Hugo award (the Oscars of science fiction and fantasy) this year. It's deeply human and has lovely turns of phrase.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Without spoiling it, the "water that falls from nowhere" refers to how precipitation is generated when humans react with one another. An intriguing and unique thought. As used in the short story (and it IS a SHORT story) the emotions and interpersonal risks are clarified by this unique aspect. Not literature but worth $.99.
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I also recommen listening to the audio version.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very strange book. Read the over view and keep it in mind throughout. That helps it make more sense of the short story.
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Arf2-D2 More than 1 year ago
interesting
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jaj1 More than 1 year ago
I loved this and tried to turn the page to chapter 2,but there is no chapter 2! Write one fast!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm wondering if I got the whole book, it had such an abrupt ending and left everything hanging. However, very descriptive writer