I read this book last fall and to this day, I’m still not sure about it. The writing was absolutely beautiful and I think that’s what kept me going back to it. Reading it was almost like a meditation, but it was also a really sad story.
(I inadvertently put in a sort of spoiler, so if you want to just skip to the quote, feel free.)
I can’t even imagine a life where there is a water shortage. Memory of Water by Emmi Itaranta is what I consider a dystopian story with the villagers against the government who may or may not be hoarding water. I think I got caught up in the idea of a journey to find water and when that really never happened, I was left feeling sort of let down. But I will also say I think it is totally worth reading.
I bought the book on iBooks, so my teaser comes from page 53 of the e-version. I hope you enjoy!
“Water has no beginning and no end, and the tea master’s movement as he prepares the tea doesn’t have them, either, Every silence, every stillness is a part of the current, and if it seems to cease, it’s only because human senses aren’t sufficient to perceive it.”
Teaser Tuesday is hosted by Jenn at Books and a Beat.
Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!