Open water

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Pantheon Books,
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1st ed.
"In Open Water, Maria Flook explores the charged and eerie shoreline of Newport, Rhode Island, where Willis Pratt squanders his days running small cons. But his heart's not in it - he's obsessed with fishing-boat tragedies from his childhood and with Holly, a pretty new neighbor who is charged with arson." "Their romance is interrupted when Willis is called home to care for his dying stepmother, Rennie, whose biological son wants to place her in a care facility. Willis is determined to guarantee his stepmother the death she desires, but when he arrives, Rennie sees that it is he who needs caring for - Willis quickly gets hooked on her prescription morphine." "This is Maria Flook's natural ground, a harsh and sensual terrain where family debt and carnal knowledge intersect." "Open Water is a confirmation of Maria Flook's remarkable talent. Caught up in the novel's unremitting current, its characters are propelled to a resolution that no one left on shore could have imagined."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Grouping Title open water
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subject_facet Black humor (Literature), Cancer -- Patients -- Fiction, Domestic fiction, Mothers -- Death -- Fiction, Mothers and sons -- Fiction, Newport (R.I.) -- Fiction
title_display Open water
title_full Open water / Maria Flook
title_short Open water
topic_facet Cancer, Death, Mothers, Mothers and sons, Patients