What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us
The stories in Laura van den Berg’s rich and inventive debut illuminate the intersection of the mythic and the mundane.
A failed actress takes a job as a Bigfoot impersonator. A grieving missionary becomes obsessed with a creature rumoured to live in the forests of the Congo. And, in the title story, a young woman travelling with her scientist mother in Madagascar confronts her burgeoning sexuality and her dream of becoming a long-distance swimmer.
Rendered with grace and precision, this breathtaking collection is narrated by women yearning for absolution, for solace, for the flash of extraordinary that will forever alter their lives.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - CaroPi - LibraryThing
I most say that Laura van den berg has an strange effect in me. At the beginning I felt disappointed and I gave a 3 starts review to the book. But after a while the stories started to make a different ... Read full review
Review: What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves UsUser Review - Bucho R. - Goodreads
van den Berg's writing is exceptional. I loved her book purely for the language and the sentence structure, but if you're looking for stories that have some kind of concrete ending, this isn't the ... Read full review