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by Andrea Barrett
Subtle and stron. arrett’s talents shine. Barrett not only gets the geographical terrain right, she has the emotional terrain down as well
Had the house been his, Henry would have fixed these problems instantly. But the house belonged to his sister’s ex-husband, who had grudgingly offered it when Henry had found himself with nowhere else to go. The house was for sale and might disappear from under him at any minute, but Henry refused to think of what would happen then.
Ships from and sold by sweethomeliquid2. The strength this time around lies in Barrett's fine writing and the haunting power of the water, rising to fill that reservoir. It was a real event, but like the best of fiction writers, Barrett makes it more than real. Barrett combines family dissension and adventure with healthy doses of faith and optimism.
d see that Brendan was right. The house was theirs now, more than it had ever been his. He drove quietly. Brendan, if he was thinking about that family, kept his thoughts to himself, and Henry tugged his Red Wings cap down low and longed for the expensive sunglasses he’d broken in his car crash and hadn’t had the money to replace.
Set in New England, 'The Forms of Water' is a superb exploration of the complexities of family life, grief and the ties that continue to bind us to the past.
on the cusp of enormous change" (Newsday) by the National Book Award-winning author of Ship Fever. In the fall of 1916, America prepares for war-but in the community of Tamarack Lake, the focus is on the sick. Wealthy tubercular patients live in private cure cottages; charity patients, mainly immigrants, fill the large public sanatorium. Set in New England, 'The Forms of Water' is a superb exploration of the complexities of family life, grief and the ties that continue to bind us to the past. At the age of eighty, Brendan Auberon, a former monk, is now confined to a wheelchair in a nursing home.
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The Forms of Water’ is the story of what happens when Brendan . Andrea Barrett lives in Rochester, NY. She is the author of five novels, and two collections of stories, ‘Ship Fever’, which won the National Book Award in 1996, and ‘Servants of the Map’.
The Forms of Water’ is the story of what happens when Brendan convinces his staid nephew Henry to hijack the nursing home van to make this ancestral visit. What begins as a joke becomes infinitely more complex as the family roles begin to rearrange themselves. A rich and absorbing look at the complexities of family life, at grief and at the ties that continue to bind us to the past.
The Forms of Water (Paperback). Andrea Barrett (author). Long after the book has been shelved you'll find yourself thinking of Brendan, a crowning achievement for any writer. Forms of Water' is the story of what happens when Brendan convinces his staid nephew Henry to hijack the nursing home van to make this ancestral visit.
Andrea Barrett (born November 16, 1954) is an American novelist and short story writer. Her collection Ship Fever won the 1996 . National Book Award for Fiction, and she received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2001
Andrea Barrett (born November 16, 1954) is an American novelist and short story writer. National Book Award for Fiction, and she received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2001. Her book Servants of the Map was a finalist for the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and Archangel was a finalist for the 2013 Story Prize. Barrett was born in Boston, Massachusetts. in biology from Union College and briefly attended a P.
A subtle, gentle story of family life, love, loss and change, of fractured relationships and dispossessed communities, the ties that bind us to our past and future. The rules we all live by are there, the hopes and dreams we all experience, and the unexpected outcome. The landscape and the history are as detailed as a map.