The Seas

The Seas Reading The Seas Samantha Hunt Bandcamptomp3.co.uk Ever Since Her Father Walked Into The Ocean Eleven Years Ago, A Young Woman Waits For Him To Return Life In Her Coastal Town Is Decidedly Bleak Her Mother Spends Her Time Quietly Monitoring The Ocean For Her Missing Husband Her Grandfather Passes The Days Typesetting Dictionaries That Will Never Be Printed.Rather Than Suffer The Contortions Of Becoming A Woman And Accepting Her Father S Apparent Suicide, The Narrator Convinces Herself She Is A Mermaid And Escapes Her Dreary, Northern Town Life Via A Fantastic Myth.When Not Chamber Maiding At Decrepit Motels Or Dreaming Of Becoming A Scientist, She Dedicates Her Time To Falling Obsessively In Love With Jude, A Drinker And A Sailor Twice Her Age Who Bears Than A Passing Similarity To Her Father She Knows Jude Has A Troubling Secret That Will, When Revealed, Help To Fulfill The Narrator S Peculiar Sense Of Her Identity.Part Modern Gothic, Part Coming Of Age Story, The Seas Explores The Very Real Possibilities In The Unreal, Straddling The Horizons Between The Ocean And The Land, Literature And Science, Wishing And Reality. This book comes closer to my own pain than any other book I ve read.I don t know how to talk about it I feel a little shaken. The Little Mermaid Grows UpA review by Alexis SmithSamantha Hunt has written a layered debut novel, part fairy tale, part bildungsroman, and part meditation on the imprecision of language It is a story that will sound vaguely familiar a girl grows up in a small town, with its small town locales laundromat, shipyard, shabby houses , its small town occupations primarily drinking , and its small town tragedies men lost at sea In this setting, the unnamed narrator longs to escape her dreary e The Little Mermaid Grows UpA review by Alexis SmithSamantha Hunt has written a layered debut novel, part fairy tale, part bildungsroman, and part meditation on the imprecision of language It is a story that will sound vaguely familiar a girl grows up in a small town, with its small town locales laundromat, shipyard, shabby houses , its small
What is it that makes a book work Fall apart The Seas captured a first person narrative voice of a young woman, sensitive and imaginative, whose voice soared Abandoned in a wintry deaden northern town, her father walked into the sea Didn t return What she knows is what her mother knows, they cannot leave until her father returns They must wait She is obsessed with a man fourteen years older than her who remains a companion but does not return the girl woman s passion All others mock her f What is it that makes a book work Fall apart The Seas captured a first person narrative voice of a young woman, sensitive and imaginative, whose voice soared Abandoned in a wintry deaden northern town, her father walked into the sea Didn t return What she knows is what her mother knows, they cannot leave until her father returns They must wait She is obsessed with a man fourteen years older than her who remains a companion but does not return the girl woman s passion All others mock her for her estran
I really liked this novel Short and existential, and constantly questioning its reality There are not too many mainstream novels in which the heroine has to push a beached King Neptune back in to the sea The perceptual problems of the young p
Just stunning The kind of book you want to start reading again when it is finished, just so it is never finished, but always storytelling in an enchanted loop.Weird and true and untrue and magic in so many
I saw a quick mention of this book online a day or two ago and it somehow lodge itself in my head So strongly, in fact that yesterday I stopped at the library to pick it up, and read it today in one sitting Even now, bookmark no longer needed, cover closed on the last words, it s still haunting me But then, it s been like that with mermaids lately.Because it is short and I regretted even reading the dust cover because it disrupted the book s siren song, I will give you only this young teenag I saw a quick mention of this book online a day or two ago and it somehow lodge itself in my head So strongly, in fact that yesterday I stopped at the library to pick it up, and read it today in one sitting Even now, bookmark no longer needed, cover clo
So here is what I thought when I finished this book 1 Samantha Hunt is prodigiously talented and I am very much looking forward to seeing what she does next.2 This is not actually a very good novel.There s some really good stuff here and some really choppy, disconnected stuff I believe this is the first book that Hunt wrote and it shows There s some good writing here and Hunt shows a lot of promise, but I m not sure what it s doing on the Orange longlist I can t believe this is one of the t So here is what I thought when
I feel as though I just read a story the likes of which I may not read again for a long time Of course I hope I m wrong, but Here is a story thick with mystery and empathy for strange , lost people.Just read the damn book If it doesn t take your breath aw
A fascinating read with a gothic feel to it A young woman s obsession with her vanished father, a troubled older friend who she wishes were her lover, and her own identity This one can be read on so many levels. A strange one this.A debut novel longlisted for the Orange Prize two years after its author s second novel was longlisted for the very same prize There is no question over the books eligibility as it was first published in the United Kindom in July last year, but it does feel odd.And the book itself has a certain strangenessOne night, I begin and close my eyes, my father, he was very handsome, he walked into the ocean That was eleven years ago He hasn t come back though and even though th A strange one this.A debut novel longlisted for the Orange Prize two years after its author s second novel was longlisted for the very same prize There is no question over the books eligibility as it was first published in the United Kindom in July last year, but it does feel odd.And the book itself has a certain strangenes