Let Me Feel Like Water is a contemporary novel that celebrates friendship found after a young woman reaches great depths of despair. Holly escapes her life in London to live in Brighton.
She is surviving hour by hour, wracked by grief over the death of her boyfriend. Seventy year old Frank is an ex-magician and a collector of broken people. He befriends Holly, gives her something else to think about, offers an easy friendship and invites her to his book club.
Here she meets the other members, each Let Me Feel Like Water is a contemporary novel that celebrates friendship found after a young woman reaches great depths of despair. Here she meets the other members, each with their own story to tell.
Another day she swims in the cold sea where she considers ending it all. Life in Brighton offers escape, anonymity and time to heal. The narrative is raw and, at times, haunting and sad. This is a captivating story. The author does a good job drip-feeding information in the beginning, reeling in her audience. She has experienced much tragedy; for her there is no happy-ever-after but perhaps a distant glow of hope. A book about the gritty side of real life, this book may leave you with questions, but it gave me a lot to think about.
More reviews at https: After the death of her boyfriend, Sam, Holly moves from London to Brighton to try and move forward with her life. Immersed in grief and her memories of Sam and their life together, she is finding day-to-day life hard. After arriving in Brighton, she meets retired magician Frank, who introduces her to his friends of varying ages. Spending time with new friends, some whom have been through similar tragedies, allows Holly to find bit of joy amid her sorrow.
Jun 30, Jeana rated it really liked it. I adored the man who befriends her, Frank. The story is one of healing. There is a lot of sexual content so just a warning for our younger readers Jul 18, Adam rated it it was amazing. Beautiful account of love, loss and grieving so wrenching and visceral it seeps off the page.
All written in mesmerising prose that thrums with life. Sep 15, Rhonda Lomazow rated it it was amazing. So beautifully written Holly a young woman is mourning the death of her love,She moves to Brighton to recover,she is enveloped by the people of the town the friendships the caring. This is a magical heart wrenching book. Highly recommend thanks to Melville house to edelweiss for this wonderful read. Jun 04, Book added it Shelves: Moving and utterly gorgeous. Easily the best book I've read this year and one of my new all-time favorites.
I'll be buying the UK hardcover version so I can keep it forever. Aug 29, Tara rated it really liked it. Sep 12, Jeff rated it it was ok. Aug 29, Anne rated it really liked it. Sep 04, Katie rated it it was amazing. Beautiful gem of a book about grieving and loss. So evocative, I swear I could feel the ocean.
Feb 04, Jo rated it it was amazing Shelves: I have no idea how I am going to justify the absolute beauty of this book, but I'll do my best. It is one of the most haunting and exquisite books that I have read in a long time. It's a book about grief, about loss, but that even though you are broken, friendship and a sense of belonging can put you back together again. It is a stunningly empowering and breathtaking read about the fragility of every day human life. We meet Holly, a young woman who flees from London to Brighton after the death of I have no idea how I am going to justify the absolute beauty of this book, but I'll do my best.
We meet Holly, a young woman who flees from London to Brighton after the death of her boyfriend, Sam. She wants to run away from her grief, from those surroundings and things that remind her of Sam, but can she run away from grief and be an island? She wants to be invisible, to be alone and to simply 'be' but, while sat on Brighton Beach she meets Frank, a year-old man and retired magician, and he changes everything.
This is very much a character driven novel, told through the eyes of Holly. I felt every single emotion. I actually felt as if I was her. The grief so palpable, so real, that I had to simply close the book at times, to allow myself to breathe and think, as the emotion was so raw on the page. The storytelling is also lyrical, powerful and so very real. I found myself being swept along. Although this is Holly's story, there is an array of wonderfully vibrant and colourful characters who help to shed light and much needed hope on this story, as there is hope.
Yes, this story is very much about raw grief, and of how time shapes and moulds grief into something more manageable, but ultimately it is also a book about friendship, and of how being part of a close community can help to change your life, and perspective. Let Me Be Like Water is such a beautifully written book. I can't praise it highly enough. Jenn Thompson rated it really liked it Feb 18, Sep 06, Teresa rated it liked it.
I read this slowly. I'm not sure if it was the heartbreak or the death of a loved one which had me reading it slowly. Tessa Gillett rated it liked it Aug 28, Melanie Pfeffer rated it really liked it Aug 30, Rosaura gives birth to a sickly son named Roberto. Tita personally nurses Roberto and his health shows improvement.
Mama Elena becomes increasingly suspicious of Tita and Pedro's activities. Without Tita's care, Roberto becomes sick and dies. Chencha, a housemaid, informs Tita and Mama Elena. Tita is devastated resulting in an outburst at Mama Elena. Mama Elena responds by hitting Tita in the face with a wooden spoon causing her nose to bleed. Tita runs into the house attic and stays there for a few days. John Brown, a family doctor, takes Tita to his home in Texas to treat her. Chencha visits Tita when she is well and Tita tells her that she will not be returning to Mama Elena.
Brown becomes attracted to Tita and proposes to her. Tita accepts his marriage proposal. Bandits invade Mama Elena's home and attack the servants. Chencha is raped and Mama Elena is murdered. Tita returns home for Mama Elena's funeral. While going through Mama Elena's belongings, Tita discovers evidence of Mama Elena's past love affair.
It is implied that one of Tita's older sisters is the result of the affair.
Pedro and a pregnant Rosaura return for Mama Elena's funeral. Rosaura gives birth to a healthy baby girl named Esperanza. As a result, Rosaura is unable to have more children. Keeping with the family tradition, Rosaura states that Esperanza will never marry, to the dismay of Tita and Pedro. Upon finding out about Tita's engagement to Dr. Brown, Pedro becomes jealous.
Pedro sneaks into Tita's room and they make love for the first time.
Tita becomes worried that she might be pregnant. She does not tell Pedro her concerns. One night during a dinner party, Gertrudis, now a General in the rebellion, returns home bringing along her husband Juan Alejandrez and his band of rebels. Tita confides in Gertrudis of her worries.
Gertrudis encourages Tita to tell Pedro. Pedro walks in on the conversation and Tita is forced to tell him her concerns. Tita discovers that she is not pregnant and decides to continue with the engagement to Dr. Pedro objects to this decision and threatens to tell Dr. Brown about their one-night stand. Tita remorsefully tells Dr.
Brown of her affair with Pedro and apologizes for hurting him. Brown accepts her apology and states that he still wants to be with her but he will accept whatever decision she makes of their relationship. After being confronted by Rosaura about her affair with Pedro, Tita decides to stay at the family house to prevent Rosaura from enforcing the family tradition on Esperanza, ending her engagement with Dr.
Some time later, Rosaura dies of an intestinal illness. Years later Esperanza marries Alex Brown, Dr. Tita and Pedro return to the family house together. While making love, Pedro has a heart attack and dies. Devastated, Tita commits suicide by swallowing matches. The room catches on fire and fire spreads throughout the entire property.
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The young woman narrating reveals that she is the daughter of Esperanza. She reveals that when Esperanza returned home from her honeymoon to find the property burned to ashes she discovered Tita's cook book, which she kept and passed down to her daughter. However little did i ever think about the actual person fighting in front of me.
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