A family begets a family that begets another family. And so it is written...or is it? The water runs, drips, pours, and rages, never stopping...or does it? These two themes weave a lyrical, hypnotic dream of a story, the story of Eleanor. I have always enjoyed Jason Gurley's short stories, but this book has surpassed their scope. He gives us light and dark, love and hate, in realistic surrealism . Eleanor will make you feel deeply, whether you want to or not. Kudos.