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What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us by Laura van den Berg
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Jul 23, 12

Read from June 07 to 11, 2012

The stories in this collection are fast-reading and well-written. Each features a female main character with some unhealthy relationship to try to overcome--usually a marriage (current or ex), occasionally familial. I enjoyed the stories, but I would have enjoyed them more if I felt like they really resolved; often (though not always) they felt like they simply ended in the middle of the action, without any certainty that the character had actually undergone significant change. This is a common frustration of mine with literary fiction. However, the stories were compelling and the prose unpretentious. Overall an enjoyable read.
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