How to Breathe Underwater (Vintage Contemporaries) (Used Book)

How to Breathe Underwater (Vintage Contemporaries)
About This Copy

This is a used copy in Good condition.
Click to see more condition details.

All used books are at our 112th St. location, and transferring copies between locations may add time to fulfillment.

Note: Used books are subject to availability.

Condition: 
Good
Primary Author: 
Orringer, Julie
Other Authors: 
Orringer, Julie
List price: $17.00
Price: $11.25
Out of Stock
Book Description: 

A New York Times notable book and winner of The Northern California Book Award for Best Short Fiction, these nine brave, wise, and spellbinding stories make up this debut. In "When She is Old and I Am Famous" a young woman confronts the inscrutable power of her cousin's beauty. In "Note to Sixth-Grade Self" a band of popular girls exert their social power over an awkward outcast. In "Isabel Fish" fourteen-year-old Maddy learns to scuba dive in order to mend her family after a terrible accident. Alive with the victories, humiliations, and tragedies of youth, How to Breathe Underwater illuminates this powerful territory with striking grace and intelligence.

"These stories are without exception clear-eyed, compaassionate and deeply moving.... Even her most bitter characters have a gift, the sharp wit of envy. This, Orringer's first book, is breathtakingly good, truly felt and beautifully delivered."—The Guardian 

SKU: 9781400034369.u1
ISBN: 
9781400034369
Publisher: 
Vintage
Publication Date: 
04/12/2005
Binding Type: 
Paperback