The Seas: A Novel

The Seas - Samantha Hunt Samantha Hunt’s debut begins: “The highway only goes south from here.” You might think that this will be a linear tale. But no, by the end of the first four pages, it’s obvious that there is nothing clear and simple about this story.

It is not a quiet day at sea, with the tide dribbling up and down the shore like an infant’s shallow breathing in a delicate, wakeful sleep. It’s a rush of water, waves crashing like they do in the trailer for “From Here to Eternity”, a cacophony like a monstrous man’s snores after too much tequila.

And, oh my, this is a beautiful and overwhelming fantastic tale.

But back to “here”, from which the highway only goes south. Where is here?

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