About the reader: Jaimee Wriston Colbert is the author of six previous books of fiction, which won the Willa Cather Fiction Prize, Zephyr Prize, International Book Award in Fiction-Short Stories, IPPY Gold Medal, CNY Book Award in Fiction, and others. She’s been a finalist for the American Fiction Prize, Foreword Indies Book of the Year, and the International Book Award in Literary Fiction. Her stories have been published in numerous literary journals. Originally from Hawai’i, she is Professor of Creative Writing at SUNY, Binghamton University.
Advance praise for How Not to Drown: “Wriston is utterly entrancing in her fourth novel, imaginatively exploring regrets, grief, obsessions, and love with fluent empathy and mordant humor. Improvising on her haunting signature themes—family conflicts, resilient young women, brokenness, the sea, and mystical beings—Wriston offers a complexly evocative, bittersweet, and richly involving tale.”
—Donna Seaman, Booklist