The novel was recently reviewed by Publisher’s Weekly who said:
“In this gorgeous debut, everything--physical and metaphysical--
About the Novel:
Float details the horrific adventures of a man and woman who leave the coast on a thirty-five foot sailboat in order to save their decaying marriage. The man arrives one month later, alone, on the shore of an equatorial country in a life raft. Island officials and an incompetent American Consulate question the man as to what happened to his wife at sea. The man attempts to convince them, and himself, that what happened in the very heart of the doldrums was an accident. In the process he explores the torment of stillness, both at sea and on land. Later, even in a desolate setting, he cannot escape the ghost of his wife, who continues to haunt him.
About the Author:
Nate House’s short fiction has appeared in Sentenia, Armchair Shotgun, The Pebble Lake Review, Carve, Methree, Philadelphia Stories, and Troika. His non-fiction has appeared in The Rambler, Roadbike Magazine, and Chesapeake Bay Magazine. Columns and features have been published in The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, The Philadelphia Weekly, and The Philadelphia Metro. After graduating from Temple University’s School of Communication and Theater Mr. House worked as a crime and courts reporter for The Philadelphia Tribune. He then attended Temple University’s Graduate Creative Writing Program, where his novel won the Frances Israel award for fiction. He has taught Creative Writing, Literature, Composition, and Journalism classes at Temple University and Cumberland County College. He is currently an Assistant Professor of English at Community College of Philadelphia.
About the Publisher:
Aqueous Books is a Florida-based publisher. Staff include Prick of the Spindle Editor-in-Chief Cynthia Reeser as Publisher, Editor Sean Henderson, Scott Jemison as Publicist, and a cast of readers in the Acquisitions Department. Visit Aqueous Books on the web at http://www.aqueousbooks.com. Upcoming titles include works of literary fiction, memoirs, magical realism, and speculative fiction. Look for forthcoming publications by Carissa Halston, Barrett Hathcock, Rosalie Morales Kearns, Ben Rogers, Caleb J. Ross, Traci Chee, and others. For additional information on this book or other Aqueous titles, follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/
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Aqueous Books is a publisher of literary fiction.Our mission is to recognize works of literary merit by providing a platform for publication, regardless of the status or prior publications of the authors. Our imprints are:
Aqueous Books - Literary, historical fiction, memoir, nonfiction
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