Sea Monsters

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One autumn afternoon in Mexico City, 17-year-old Luisa does not return home from school. Instead, she boards a bus to the Pacific coast with Tomàs, a boy she barely knows. He seems to represent everything her life is lacking – recklessness, impulse, independence – and may also help her fulfil an unusual obsession: to track down a troupe of Ukrainian dwarfs who have recently escaped a Soviet circus touring Mexico. They head for Zipolite, the ‘Beach of the Dead’, a community peopled by hippies, nudists, beach combers and eccentric storytellers, and Luisa searches for someone, anyone, who will ‘promise, no matter what, to remain a mystery’. But as she wanders the shoreline, she begins to discover that a quest is more easily envisioned than accomplished.

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Winner of the 2020 PEN/Faulkner Award

‘A mesmerizing, revelatory novel, smart and funny and laced with a strangeness… For my money, Chloe Aridjis is one of the most brilliant novelists working in English today’ Garth Greenwell

One autumn afternoon in Mexico City, 17-year-old Luisa does not return home from school. Instead, she boards a bus to the Pacific coast with the reckless, impulsive Tomás, a boy she barely knows. Their quest: to track down a troupe of Ukrainian dwarfs who have recently escaped a touring circus.

Together they head for Zipolite, the ‘Beach of the Dead’, a community peopled by hippies, nudists, beach combers and eccentric storytellers, and Luisa searches for someone, anyone, who will ‘promise, no matter what, to remain a mystery’. But as Luisa wanders the shoreline, she begins to discover that a quest is more easily envisioned than accomplished.

‘Destined to be a classic: a richly imaginative, reflective and entracing novel’ Xiaolu Guo

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Weight 0.158 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.2 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

175

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

813.6 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K