Publisher's Weekly

"I wanted to water that which was not there. The partitions fell. There was no matter." Buzzeo's book-length poem, written mostly in prose, imagines two lovers who survive the "Devastation" and lie at the bottom of the ocean. Water is a philosophical problem, a gap in meaning, a void, a space beyond and after civilization. An "I" and a "you" try to meet within that void and find their own radically new way of life, even though "The water killed itself./ The water will never come back.

Fanny Howe is a finalist for the 2015 Man Booker International Prize

Fanny Howe

Fanny Howe is among ten authors being considered as finalists for this year's Man Booker International Prize. The £60,000 Prize is awarded every two years to a living author who has published fiction either originally in English or whose work is generally available in translation in the English language.

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