Land Mammals and Sea Creatures

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Price
$16.95  $15.76
Publisher
Misfit Book
Publish Date
Pages
288
Dimensions
5.4 X 0.8 X 8.4 inches | 0.75 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781770414143
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About the Author
Jen Neale lives in Vancouver with her partner, Brendan, and her dog, Sulu. She has a master's degree in creative writing from the University of British Columbia. In 2012, she won the Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers; jurors Madeleine Thien, Johanna Skibsrud, and Alexander MacLeod cited her "pure imaginative power, sharp humor, emotional honesty, and real insight." Land Mammals and Sea Creatures, her first novel, was shortlisted for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize.
Reviews

"With light touches of magical realism and vivid descriptions of the Canadian seaside, Neale's haunting tale reminds us that our lives are bound to others' in both restricting and deeply comforting ways . . . A wholly original and stunning debut." -- Booklist Starred Review

"A mysterious and unsettling debut touching on grief, mourning, environmental calamity, and the healing potential of friendship." -- Kirkus Reviews

"With the recent deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, public interest in talking about suicide is hardly surprising - such openness on this subject is frankly a welcome change. Jen Neale's Land Mammals and Sea Creatures is a novel that approaches this subject with both realism and magical thinking." -- Globe and Mail

"Insightful, gripping, and mysterious to the end, Land Mammals and Sea Creatures blows the reader to pieces, redefining life, death, love, and grief." -- THIS Magazine

"Move over, Linnaeus! Your domains and your kingdoms have been overthrown. Land Mammals and Sea Creatures is in the reclassification business and the results are profound and beautiful. This is a novel of great loss, but even greater love. Jen Neale -- there's no denying it -- is one of this country's wisest, and most shockingly original, young writers." - Alexander MacLeod, Giller Prize-shortlisted author of Light Lifting