Sea Monsters

A Novel
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Author(s): Chloe Aridjis
Awards:2020-Fiction-Winner-Pen Faulkner Award for Fiction
Original Publish Date: Feb 05, 2019
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Audio (4.77 hours)
Product Number: Z100144449
Released: Feb 05, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781684419340
Narrator/s: Justine Eyre
Publisher: Highbridge Company
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One autumn afternoon in Mexico City, seventeen-year-old Luisa does not return home from school. Instead, she boards a bus to the Pacific coast with Tomás, a boy she barely knows. He seems to represent everything her life is lacking-recklessness, impulse, independence. Tomás may also help Luisa fulfill an unusual obsession: she wants to track down a traveling troupe of Ukrainian dwarfs. According to newspaper reports, the dwarfs recently escaped a Soviet circus touring Mexico. The imagined fates of these performers fill Luisa's surreal dreams as she settles in a beach community in Oaxaca. Surrounded by hippies, nudists, beachcombers, and eccentric storytellers, Luisa searches for someone, anyone, who will "promise, no matter what, to remain a mystery." It is a quest more easily envisioned than accomplished. As she wanders the shoreline and visits the local bar, Luisa begins to disappear dangerously into the lives of strangers on Zipolite, the "Beach of the Dead." Meanwhile, her father has set out to find his missing daughter. A mesmeric portrait of transgression and disenchantment unfolds. Sea Monsters is a brilliantly playful and supple novel about the moments and mysteries that shape us.

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Sea Monsters
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Product Number:Z100144449
Product Number:DD43208

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Author(s): Chloe Aridjis
Narrator(s): Justine Eyre
Product Number DD43208
Released: Feb 05, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781684419333

Professional reviews

"Narrator Justine Eyre channels an uncertain and wistful teenager. Restless and hungry for adventure, 17-year-old Luisa, who lives in Mexico City, impulsively decides to run off to an Oaxacan beach with an acquaintance named Tom‡s. Starting with the dubious aim of finding a troupe of Ukrainian dwarves who have recently disappeared from a Soviet circus touring Mexico, Luisa is soon ensconced in the eccentric beach community. Eyre employs a Mexican accent for dialogue, helping to situate the story geographically. Her thoughtful, introspective narration is marked by a slightly gravelly timbre. While not as clear as it might be, the gravelly vocal effect accurately captures the ambivalent teenager. S.E.G. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"

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