All the Water I've Seen Is Running

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Product Details

Price
$26.95  $24.79
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
Pages
272
Dimensions
5.83 X 8.35 X 1.18 inches | 0.93 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780393540796
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About the Author

Elias Rodriques's work has been published in the Nation, Bookforum, n+1, and elsewhere. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and is an assistant professor of African American literature at Sarah Lawrence College.

Reviews

This novel; this portrayal of American youth--tender, and tough, and searching; this voice, which absorbs and transforms tragedy into elegy; this is one I've been waiting for. All the Water I've Seen Is Running is a mesmerizing look at friendship and loss, and Elias Rodriques is a devastating wonder.--Justin Torres, author of We the Animals
Rodriques brings a lyrical touch to his hero's inner life, making his past pains and present-day heartbreaks feel bone-deep. A well-turned exploration of how intensely place and history shape our identities.-- "Kirkus"
In this story of a Florida homegoing, Elias Rodriques builds a raw and poignant poetry out of colloquial speech. Race, friendship, sex, the violent bluster and hopeful tenderness of youth, running and swimming and gigging for flounder, guilt and grief, the past that slips through your fingers and the past that rides heavy on your shoulders--many deep tributaries merge here, in a river that meets the sea.--Chad Harbach, author of The Art of Fielding
[A] fresh and rhapsodic debut...This melancholy story is a startling and necessary addition to the canon or works that parse what it means to grow up in the American South.-- "Publishers Weekly (starred review)"
All the Water I've Seen Is Running is an absorbing meditation on the power of memory and the people and places that make us who we are. Daniel's captivating excavation of his past made me reflect on the different pieces of ourselves we have to bury for survival.--Maisy Card, author of These Ghosts Are Family