The New Generation of Classic Short Stories

Vol. 3, No. 3

So Much Water So Close To Home

by Raymond Carver

"So Much Water So Close to Home" originally appeared in the book Furious Seasons, published by Capra Press in 1977. This story, along with others by Raymond Carver, inspired the film Short Cuts, directed by Robert Altman. Short Cuts was released in 1993 and won Independent Spirit Awards for Best Screenplay and Best Director. The cast included Tim Robbins, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Madeleine Stowe, Robert Downey, Jr., Andie MacDowell, Anne Archer, and Lyle Lovett.

This story is only available in our print edition.