Dirty Water

“Water which is too pure has no fish.” — Ts’ai Ken T’an

And, I believe, stories that are too “pure” have no life. By “pure” I mean neat and tidy, all conflicts resolved, all characters explained and, perhaps, a happily-ever-after ending. Real life is dirty, messy. TK is that way. It’s got characters you might like, and those you may dislike, just like in real life. Not all conflicts are resolved, and just because a gun may appear in one chapter doesn’t mean it has to fire in the next.

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2 thoughts on “Dirty Water

  1. Shirley Gauthier

    That is one of the reasons I enjoyed Trout Kill so much. Nothing neat and tidy about this book. Having grown up in Sutherlin I found myself reading Trout Kill and feeling as though I had been neighbors with many of the characters. Talk about small town secrets and unresolved conflicts this bookk has it all. Looking forward to reading Trout Run.

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