We Died in Water
Meg Flores, author
This is a memoir that faces how every love story reflects the one before it. Like waves, people crash into each other before pulling back. I have always known this kind of breaking. First, my father left my mother. And, in the same way, someone left me. I have felt this flux endlessly. A shattering. A sameness. Then, loving you changed everything. WE DIED IN WATER is nonlinear and poetic, insisting that the act of recollection puts one’s heart in a prism, a place of distortion and vivid beauty. As it ebbs and deepens as the ocean does, a kaleidoscope of memories shift to express the same losses from infinite positions, every one different and newly devastating. A breathtaking reverie on the chaos of symmetry, it becomes something to return to again and again.