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The Water Diviner and Other Stories

By Ruvanee Pietersz Vilhauer

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In this thought-provoking collection, Sri Lankan immigrants grapple with events that challenge perspectives and alter lives. A volunteer faces memories of wartime violence when she meets a cantankerous old lady on a Meals on Wheels route. A lonely widow obsessed with an impending apocalypse meets an oddly inspiring man. A maidservant challenges class divisions when she becomes an American professor's wife. An angry tenant fights suspicion when her landlord is burgled. Hardened inmates challenge a young jail psychiatrist's competence. A father wonders whether to expose his young son's bully at a basketball game. A student facing poverty courts a benefactor. And in the depths of an isolated Wyoming winter, a woman tries to resist a con artist. These and other tales explore the immigrant experience with a piercing authenticity.

Product code: 9781609385989

ISBN 9781609385989
Dimensions H210xW140
Series Iowa Short Fiction Award
Publisher University of Iowa Press
No. of pages 216
In this thought-provoking collection, Sri Lankan immigrants grapple with events that challenge perspectives and alter lives.