The Seas

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Product Details

Price
$19.95  $18.35
Publisher
Tin House Books
Publish Date
Pages
232
Dimensions
5.1 X 7.8 X 0.9 inches | 0.75 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781941040959

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About the Author

Samantha Hunt's The Seas, her debut novel, won a National Book Foundation award for writers under thirty-five. She is also the author of Mr. Splitfoot, Dark, Dark: Stories, and The Invention of Everything Else. Hunt's writing has been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times, McSweeney's, A Public Space, Tin House, Cabinet, among others.
Maggie Nelson is a poet, critic, and award-winning author of 'The Argonauts', 'Bluets', 'The Art of Cruelty', 'Jane: A Murder' and 'The Red Parts'. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

Reviews

An aqueous affair, flooded with water themes . . . Hunt's writing is free of affectation and carries surprising conviction.
Hunt's spare narrative is as mysterious and lyrical as a mermaid's song. The strands of her story are touched with magic, strange in the best possible way and very pleasurable to read.--Andrea Barrett
Urgently real and magically unreal . . . A breathy, wonderful holler of a novel, deeply lodged in the ocean's merciless blue . . . [Hunt] sinks an anchor into the soul of its lost young protagonist.
Hunt blends myth and reality -- if her father is from the sea, our narrator wonders, then isn't such magic in her blood as well? -- and ends up with something truly stunning.--BuzzFeed
In this dazzling, wrenching novel, Hunt challenges traditional mermaid mythology and constructs an unforgettable story about young womanhood in the process.--Bustle
One of the most distinctive and unforgettable voices I have read in years. This book will linger in your head for a good long time.--Dave Eggers
This modern feminist fairytale reels you in with its strangeness and beauty and gives voice to the dark realities of alcoholism, mental illness and the everyday messiness of [email protected]
It's hard to imagine that a book so brief could tackle the Iraq war, grief over the loss of a parent, the longing for freedom, an enthrallment with the ocean, loneliness, sexual awakening, faith, and etymology, all in less than 200 pages, but Samantha Hunt has done it, and done it well.--Chicago Review of Books
The Seas is creepy and poetic, subversive and strangely funny, [and] a phenomenal piece of literature.--Michelle Tea