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The Waterproof Bible (edition 2010)
The Waterproof Bible by Andrew Kaufman
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0307357627, Hardcover)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.
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Lewis has recently lost his wife, Lisa. He skips out on Lisa's funeral, flies to Winnipeg, gets a haircut, and meets a woman who claims to be God. Aberystwyth, aka Aby, is driving across Canada in a stolen car to save the soul of her dying mother. She also happens to be green, gill-necked, and very uncomfortable out of the water.
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