How to Breathe Underwater by Julie Orringer

How to Breathe Underwater

Julie Orringer

Nine beautifully compassionate and moving short stories, which remind you how difficult life can be when you're growing up. A wonderful afternoon's read.

Extract

When I think of Isabel this time it's not as a mermaid but as the living girlfriemd of my brother, wearing blue jeans, playing bass in the garage, telling me to try singing. She would have liked to see us diving. Sage and me, going down into the richest blue of the bottom.

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