The Seas

The Seas

Book - 2006
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The narrator of The Seas lives in a tiny, remote, alcoholic, cruel seaside town. An occasional chambermaid, granddaughter to a typesetter, and daughter to a dead man, awkward and brave, wayward and willful, she is in love (unrequited) with an Iraq War veteran thirteen years her senior. She is convinced that she is a mermaid. What she does to ease the pain of growing up lands her in prison. What she does to get out is the stuff of legend. In the words of writer Michelle Tea, The Seas is "creepy and poetic, subversive and strangely funny, [and] a phenomenal piece of literature."

Publisher: New York : Picador, 2006, c2004.
Edition: First Picador edition
ISBN: 9780312425234
Branch Call Number: YA HUNT S
Characteristics: 195 pages ; 21 cm.


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Apr 13, 2013

A fable, a fantasy, a mermaid myth. This novel is difficult to describe.

Algonquin_Lisa Apr 26, 2011

A heavily fantasy-influenced novel about the deep power of abiding, loyal, and unconditional love. The prose style is unconventional, told from the point of view of a young woman who believes she is, or will become, a mermaid. From the fairy tales she's learned a mermaid who loves a mortal man will eventually bring about his death, but still she's drawn irresistably to Jude, an older man who feels the unnamed girl is too young for him. A modern re-telling of Andersen's 'The Little Mermaid.'


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