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The Seas

The Seas

(2004)
A novel by

 
Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)

"One of the most distinctive and unforgettable voices I have read in years. This book will linger . . . in your head for a good long time."
Dave Eggers


"The Seas is creepy and poetic, subversive and strangely funny, [and] a phenomenal piece of literature."
Michelle Tea


The narrator of The Seas lives in a tiny, remote, alcoholic, cruel seaside town. An occasional chambermaid, granddaughter to a typesetter, and daughter to a dead man, awkward and brave, wayward and willful, she is in love (unrequited) with an Iraq War veteran thirteen years her senior. She is convinced that she is a mermaid. What she does to ease the pain of growing up lands her in prison. What she does to get out is the stuff of legend.

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Used availability for Samantha Hunt's The Seas


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Hardback Editions

October 2004 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Seas
Author(s): Samantha Hunt
ISBN: 1-931561-85-0 / 978-1-931561-85-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: MacAdam/Cage Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

July 2010 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Seas
Author(s): Samantha Hunt
ISBN: 1-84901-393-4 / 978-1-84901-393-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corsair
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

December 2005 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Seas: A Novel
Author(s): Samantha Hunt
ISBN: 0-312-42523-6 / 978-0-312-42523-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

July 2010 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Seas
Author(s): Samantha Hunt
Publisher: Corsair
Availability: Amazon UK   


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