Deeper Water by Jessie Cole

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November 2014, no. 366
'Deeper Water' by Jessie Cole

Deeper Water

by Jessie Cole

Fourth Estate, $29.99 pb, 346 pp, 9780732298586

Deeper Water by Jessie Cole

Reviewed by
November 2014, no. 366

Deeper Water delivers on its title’s promise of immersion, sensuality, and the liminal. Narrated by Mema, an innocent twenty-two-year-old living on an isolated rural property, the book opens with the arrival of Hamish, a city sophisticate whose car has been washed down a flooding creek. Mema saves Hamish from drowning and takes him into her family home until the floodwater recedes. He soon becomes a catalyst for Mema’s sexual awakening and for her widening understanding of her place in the world.

'Deeper Water' by Jessie Cole

Deeper Water

by Jessie Cole

Fourth Estate, $29.99 pb, 346 pp, 9780732298586

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