The Seas (Hardcover)

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By Samantha Hunt, Maggie Nelson (Introduction by)
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Samantha Hunt's The Seas swept me away. It reads like a salt-soaked fairy tale and its characters will haunt you (in a good way) as they haunt each other. -- Molly — From What We're Reading

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Moored in a coastal fishing town so far north that the highways only run south, the unnamed narrator of The Seas is a misfit. She's often the subject of cruel local gossip. Her father, a sailor, walked into the ocean eleven years earlier and never returned, leaving his wife and daughter to keep a forlorn vigil. Surrounded by water and beckoned by the sea, she clings to what her father once told her: that she is a mermaid.

True to myth, she finds herself in hard love with a land-bound man, an Iraq War veteran thirteen years her senior.The mesmerizing, fevered coming-of-age tale that follows will land her in jail. Her otherworldly escape will become the stuff of legend.

With the inventive brilliance and psychological insight that have earned her international acclaim, Samantha Hunt pulls readers into an undertow of impossible love and intoxication, blurring the lines between reality and fairy tale, hope and delusion, sanity and madness.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781941040959
ISBN-10: 1941040950
Publisher: Tin House Books
Publication Date: July 10th, 2018
Pages: 232
Language: English