Black Water Summary
Louise Doughty

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Black Water Overview

Black Water is a literary thriller by Louise Doughty that spans continents and decades to cover American and Indonesian civil unrest. It tells the story of John Harper, a man reconciling his past after he meets a woman and has an affair. The novel addresses the themes of identity, loss, race, and politics.