How to Walk on Water and Other Stories

How to Walk on Water and Other Stories

by Rachel Swearingen


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Rachel Swearingen's debut, How to Walk on Water and Other Stories, presents stories that bristle with menace and charm with intimate revelations. An investment banker falls for a self-made artist who turns the rooms of her apartment into eerie art installations. An au pair imagines her mundane life as film noir, endangering the infant in her care. A down-on-his-luck son moves in with his elderly mother and tries to piece together the brutal attack she survived when he was a baby. Through nimble prose and considerable powers of observation, Swearingen takes us from Chicago, Minneapolis, and Northern Michigan, to Seattle, Venice, and elsewhere. She explores not only what it means to survive in a world marked by violence and uncertainty, but also how to celebrate what is most alive.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781941561225
Publisher: New American Press
Publication date: 10/01/2020
Pages: 184
Sales rank: 989,584
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.42(d)

Table of Contents



Notes to a Shadowy Man


Boys on a Veranda


Edith Under the Streetlight


Mitz’s Theory of Everything Series


The Only Thing Missing

Was the Howling of Wolves


A Habit of Seeing


How to Walk on Water


Advice for the Haunted


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