Listening for Water: & Other Stories

Troubador Publishing Ltd
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Listening for Water is a fascinating collection of short stories which introduce a range of people mis-placed by migration or circumstance. Over the course of the nineteen tales, Sandra Wallman explores those moments of decision and encounter that make all the difference between salvation and disaster. The title piece describes a good man’s life blighted by memories of a single failure. In others a group of Sunday strollers witness the leap of a girl from the Golden Gate Bridge; a Ugandan in France brings her own way of honouring the death of a neighbour; a woman discovers the limits of motherly love when tending to a very different kind of infant... These stories are as varied in their style and themes as they are in their setting. Some have no geography, four are set in Africa, two in France, others span as wide as Germany, London, Amsterdam and San Francisco... Listening for Water is fiction lit by its author’s ethnographic skill. In stories threaded with delicacy and humour, the edginess of life everywhere is richly observed.
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About the author

Sandra Wallman is Professor Emerita in Anthropology at University College London. She is widely published in academic circles, and has done fieldwork in Africa and Europe – including London itself – researching non-development, ethnic relations, HIV and urban systems. She has moved house and country many times, but is now based in London.

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Publisher
Troubador Publishing Ltd
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Published on
Jan 4, 2017
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Pages
200
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ISBN
9781788038287
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Family Life / General
Fiction / Short Stories (single author)
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