Posted on Jun 24, 2014


For forty years, Underwater has remained almost like its title – out of print and under the radar.   Always intending to bring the title back to life, Joan Hawkins has now actualised a long-standing wish:  the Second Edition of Underwater is here, just in time for the fortieth anniversary of the book.

With its daring prose, its depiction of a particularly bohemian slice of New York life that remains as lively as it was in 1974, Underwater is a great summer read for 2014 – purchase it here from

The Kindle and multiple e-book formats are coming soon.

Watch this space …