“How To not Drown in a Glass of Water” – •

How To not Drown in a Glass of Water (Flatiron Books, September 2022) is a brand new novel by Angie Cruz (creator of Dominicana, Soledad, and Let it Rain Espresso). It’s described as “an electrifying and indelible new novel a few girl who has misplaced every part however the probability to lastly inform her story.” Carolina De Robertis (creator of Cantoras and The President and the Frog) writes, “An absolute masterpiece—the place to start? I might inform you about this novel’s progressive construction, its riveting story, its superb and hilarious voice, its satisfactions as a page-turner, or its beautiful poetics that draw on immigrant brilliance. I might inform you it’s a shocking exploration of survival, queerness, household, resilience, and the chances solid by love. All of that’s true. This e-book is a miracle; put together to be astonished.” [I say, what a great way to use one of my favorite proverbs, “No hay que ahogarse en un vaso de agua.”]

Description:  Write this down: Cara Romero desires to work.

Cara Romero thought she would work on the manufacturing facility of little lamps for the remainder of her life. However when, in her mid-50s, she loses her job within the Nice Recession, she is pressured again into the job marketplace for the primary time in many years. Arrange with a job counselor, Cara as an alternative begins to relate the story of her life. Over the course of twelve classes, Cara recounts her tempestuous amorous affairs, her alternately biting and loving relationships together with her neighbor Lulu and her sister Angela, her struggles with debt, gentrification and loss, and, finally, what actually occurred between her and her estranged son, Fernando. As Cara confronts her darkest secrets and techniques and regrets, we see a girl buffeted by life however nonetheless stuffed with combat.

Structurally ingenious and emotionally kaleidoscopic, How To not Drown in a Glass of Water is Angie Cruz’s most bold and transferring novel but, and Cara is a heroine for the ages.

For extra info, see https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250208453/hownottodrowninaglassofwater# .


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