The Seas

Narrated by: Samantha Hunt
Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (23 ratings)

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Moored in a coastal fishing town so far north that the highways only run south, the unnamed narrator of The Seas is a misfit. She's often the subject of cruel local gossip. Her father, a sailor, walked into the ocean 11 years earlier and never returned, leaving his wife and daughter to keep a forlorn vigil. Surrounded by water and beckoned by the sea, she clings to what her father once told her: that she is a mermaid. 

True to myth, she finds herself in hard love with a land-bound man, an Iraq War veteran 13 years her senior. The mesmerizing, fevered coming-of-age tale that follows will land her in jail. Her otherworldly escape will become the stuff of legend.

With the inventive brilliance and psychological insight that have earned her international acclaim, Samantha Hunt pulls listeners into an undertow of impossible love and intoxication, blurring the lines between reality and fairy tale, hope and delusion, sanity and madness.

©2004 Samantha Hunt (P)2019 Tantor

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Written so beautifully.

CYGApro Such a beautiful story. Written so interestingly and cleverly. Finding beauty in the sad parts of humanity. An important story to have been, very glad I found it.

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