How a Woman Becomes a Lake


How a Woman Becomes a Lake The item is on order and may take two weeks to arrive in our shop.


From the Giller-nominated author of Y, a taut, suspenseful novel about the dark corners of a small town, and the secrets that lurk within...

By a frozen lake, ten-year-old Jesse waits for his father.
It's New Year's Day, and his dad promised a fresh start.
But Jesse messed it all up.
And that's when he meets the woman.

In the months ahead, the woman's sudden disappearance sets off a chain of events in Whale Bay, spanning out like fracture lines into the lives of her husband, the detective trying to solve her case, and of Jesse and his family--a young boy cracking like ice under the weight of a terrible secret. How A Woman Becomes a Lake is a chilling literary mystery that asks what happens when we are failed by the ones we love.