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The Sea Beast Takes a Lover

  • Livre Relié
  • 240 Nombre de pages
'Andreasen has a big, roomy imagination, and a command of language to furnish the worlds he creates with both precision and grande... Lire la suite
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Description

'Andreasen has a big, roomy imagination, and a command of language to furnish the worlds he creates with both precision and grandeur. These stories are, by turns, timeless and urgent, dreamy and nightmarish, heartbroken and hopeful. A brilliant collection' Charles Yu, author of Sorry Please Thank You and How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe.

Auteur

Michael Andreasen is a recent graduate of University of California, where he received the McDonald Harris Prize for Fiction. His story, The King's Teacup at Rest, was published by the New Yorker. He's working on his first novel.



Texte du rabat

An original debut collection of stories about moral and physical metamorphoses, odd love and idiosyncratic faith.



Résumé

A lovesick kraken slowly drags the object of its desire a ship of sailors into the sea; a group of cantankerous saints materialise in a well-appointed parlour, and must unravel the mystery of how they got there; ageing fathers are sunk to the bottom of the ocean in pressure-sealed crates in a time-honoured ritual. Andreasen romps through the lunatic and surreal with a tender generous ease; there is a joyous absurdity to each premise. Just because a sister is born without a head doesn't mean her brother won't love and protect her; just because an adulterous tryst ends in alien abduction doesn't mean the man doesn't miss his wife.

Simultaneously daring and deeply familiar, unfolding in wildly inventive worlds whilst emphasising our common yearning for connection and understanding, The Sea Beast Takes a Lover uses the supernatural and extraordinary to expose us at our most human.

Détails sur le produit

Titre: The Sea Beast Takes a Lover
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9781786696632
ISBN: 978-1-78669-663-2
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Head of Zeus
Genre: Romans et récits
nombre de pages: 240
Poids: g
Taille: H210mm x B130mm
Année: 2018