The Waterproof Bible by Andrew Kaufman

The Waterproof Bible

byAndrew Kaufman

Kobo ebook | February 23, 2010

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A magical story of love and the isolation that defines the modern condition - Andrew Kaufman pulls off the near impossible and creates a wholly original allegorical tale that is both emotionally resonant and outlandishly fun.

Rebecca Reynolds is a young woman with a most unusual and inconvenient problem: no matter how hard she tries, she can't stop her emotions from escaping her body and entering the world around her. Luckily she's developed a nifty way to trap and store her powerful emotions in personal objects - but how many shoeboxes can a girl fill before she feels crushed by her past?

Three events force Rebecca to change her ways: the unannounced departure of her husband, Stewart; the sudden death of Lisa, her musician sister; and, while on her way to Lisa's funeral, a near-crash with what appears to be a giant frogwoman recklessly speeding in a Honda Civic.

Meanwhile, Lisa's inconsolable husband skips the funeral and flies to Winnipeg where he begins a bizarre journey that strips him of everything before he can begin to see a way through his grief… all with the help of a woman who calls herself God.

From the Hardcover edition.
Title:The Waterproof BibleFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:February 23, 2010Publisher:Random House of CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0307373886

ISBN - 13:9780307373885

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A style unlike any other Kaufman's stories are beautifully bizarre. The magic in the worlds he creates are so far fetched and yet somehow seems to fit so perfectly into our everyday experience. The characters in The Waterproof Bible are so believable that by the end of the story I was convinced I'd met these people before. While my favourite of his novels will always be All My Friends are Superheroes, this is a solid addition to his body of work.
Date published: 2017-07-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A slower read I'd read two of Kaufman's books previously, and found that I got through them more quickly. That said, this one was probably my favourite of the trio.
Date published: 2016-11-14