Surrounded by Water is a moving exploration of grief and love and the darker depths that lie beneath the surface of a seemingly idyllic marriage.
I thoroughly enjoyed this.I was completely immersed to the point it no longer seemed like I was reading but discovering the truth and liesof these brilliant characters.
An immensely powerful, and ultimately uplifting, debut novel.
I read Surrounded by Water last night in one big gulp…It’s beautiful and sad, the characters so well-drawn, and the writing is gorgeous. I had to take a deep breath and let out a big sigh when I’d finished.
I’m Stephanie Butland and I write books and tell stories. I’m thriving after cancer. Welcome to my website, where you can find out more about what I’ve written and what I’m doing.
1. You see? You always make a big deal about writing in the studio but it turns out that, when you’re away for 10 days, you can actually write before work in hotel rooms. And in friends’ spare rooms before the house starts to wake. 2. Then again, you look as though you’ve been dead […]