DREAMING WATER concerns the relationship between 62-year-old Cate and her only daughter Hana. Hana is dying of Werner's disease, a genetic disorder that causes premature aging and early death. When the book opens, Hana's beloved father Max has been dead three years. All that Cate and Hana have are each other, and the pathos of their knowledge that Hana will certainly precede her mother in death provides the main (dare I say only?) conflict in this book.
The first half of the book consists of short chapters in Cate and Hana's alternating first person viewpoints. The course of the disease is presented in memories of the characters: the innumerable tests as a teenag