How the Water Feels: Stories

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Southern Methodist University Press, 2002 - Fiction - 183 pages
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Paul Eggers's stories examine the moral arena created by the existence of refugees. Some are about literal refugees -- those displaced in the aftermath of the Vietnam War and about those who would help them. Others are about refugees in a metaphoric sense -- people alternately bullied and bullying, who are exiled from sources of power, caught in moments when the familiar gives way to the unfamiliar.

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How the Water Feels
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Anything You Want Please
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Proof
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Copyright

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About the author (2002)

Eggers was in the Peace Corps and workded as a UN relief worker in 2 Vietnamese refugee camps in the Philippines and Malaysia. He was born in East St. Louis, graduated from the University of Nebraska, teaches English and creative writing.

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