Genre: Coming of Age
Length: 82 Pages
Publisher: Static Age Books
Release date: January 11, 2019
Synopsis: Music, beer, skateboarding, and tragedy star in this coming-of-age lesson on love and lust and the line that divides them, as 19-year-old Jex experiences a life that meets River’s Edge and Kids with Dazed & Confused––a parentless indie yarn with the dark heart Lutzke is known for.
Review copy provided in exchange for an honest review
The Same Deep Water as You is full of choices, internal battles, the never-ending thoughts of not knowing what is right, guilt, burdens, loss and life long regrets that don’t fade. Exploring these situations and the emotional places we find ourselves in is what Chad Lutzke does best. He held no punches and I was shocked at each ‘oh shit’ moment. I didn’t see any of them coming, couldn’t imagine how I would deal with them. I could feel the knife twisting in my gut as Jex struggled to digest them.
It’s easy to get lost in any of Chad Lutzke’s books, I’ve read several and love them all. I get sucked in and find myself reflecting on all the same situations the characters are going through when I was their age. The Same Deep Water as You is another one of Chad’s books that I know will stick with me for a long, long time. This book may replace Of Foster Homes and Flies as my favorite, which was one hell of a great read. If you like Chad Lutzke, this is an absolute must read.
Chad Lutzke, biography
Chad lives in Michigan with his wife and children. For over two decades, he has been a contributor to several different outlets in the independent music and film scene, offering articles, reviews, and artwork. He has written for Famous Monsters of Filmland, Rue Morgue, Cemetery Dance, and Scream magazine. He’s had a few dozen stories published, and some of his books include: OF FOSTER HOMES & FLIES, WALLFLOWER, STIRRING THE SHEETS, SKULLFACE BOY, and OUT BEHIND THE BARN co-written with John Boden. Lutzke’s work as been praised by authors Jack Ketchum, James Newman, Stephen Graham Jones and his own mother. He can be found lurking the internet at www.chadlutzke.com.