"“Three weeks it’s been raining, but no puddles…”
Author Sara Pierce is slowly drowning in Windsor, a city where water will seemingly not stay put long enough to form puddles. While living with her germophobic best friend Angie and dealing with her online gaming-addicted boyfriend Dan, Sara finds herself obsessively writing and rewriting her own story in order to gain some sense of control over her life.
Reading like John Barth by way of Lena Dunham, Shallow Enough to Walk Through is a portrait of the artist as a young woman trapped in a world she never imagined would end up this way. Marissa Reaume’s playful debut is a novel that makes and unmakes itself at the same time, as strikethroughs and compulsive editorial injections take us into the mind of a young writer struggling to finally come into her own.