Katya Apekina, “THE DEEPER THE WATER THE UGLIER THE FISH” w/ Michelle Huneven

Posted in literature, skylight books, book stores, books, fiction by skylightbooks on September 25th, 2018

The Deeper the Water the Uglier the Fish is a bold epistolary novel tracking two teenage girls in the wake of their mother’s failed suicide attempt, when they are sent to live with their estranged father, a celebrated writer, in New York City. With a sinister sense of humor, The Deeper the Water the Uglier the Fish powerfully captures the quiet torment of Edie and Mae as they each crave the attention of a parent they can’t—and shouldn’t—have to themselves.

Moving from the Louisiana countryside to the sidewalks of New York City, the Civil Rights era to the trendy art scene of the ’90s, Katya Apekina crooks the lines between fact and fantasy, between escape and freedom, and between love and obsession, and in so doing heralds her arrival as a fierce and fresh new literary talent.

Apekina is joined in conversation by Michelle Huneven, author of four novels, including Blame and Off Course.

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