Sea Monsters

Author: Chloe Aridjis
Homepage 9781784706739

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  • : $19.99(AUD)
  • : 9781784706739
  • : Penguin Random House
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  • : February 2020
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Description

Longlisted for the PEN/ Faulkner Award 2019

'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 Tomas, 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