The Sea Beast Takes a Lover: Stories - Andreasen, Michael
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"This debut author rightfully earns his place on the storytelling totem pole with this wildly original short story collection."-San Francisco Chronicle Dazzling and delightful, with its feet only slightly tethered to the world we know, The Sea Beast Takes a Lover explores family, faith, and longing through a kaleidoscope of surreal landscapes and spellbinding characters. Andreasen's stories unfold in wildly inventive worlds that invite the supernatural into our familiar routines: in "Bodies in Space," an extramarital affair is rudely interrupted by an alien abduction, while in "Blunderbuss," a…mehr

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"This debut author rightfully earns his place on the storytelling totem pole with this wildly original short story collection."-San Francisco Chronicle Dazzling and delightful, with its feet only slightly tethered to the world we know, The Sea Beast Takes a Lover explores family, faith, and longing through a kaleidoscope of surreal landscapes and spellbinding characters. Andreasen's stories unfold in wildly inventive worlds that invite the supernatural into our familiar routines: in "Bodies in Space," an extramarital affair is rudely interrupted by an alien abduction, while in "Blunderbuss," a third-grade class takes an ill-advised field trip to a floundering time travel institute. "Jenny" follows a reluctant caretaker's attempts to manage his kind-hearted headless sister, and in the title story, a group of sailors find their ship commandeered by an aggressively lovestruck kraken. Romping through the fantastic with bighearted ease, these stories uncover a universal yearning for connection in seldom-explored spaces, revealing that aliens can help us think about loss, that time travel is just another way to talk about guilt, and that sea monsters may have a thing or two to teach us about love. With a captivating new voice from an immensely talented storyteller, The Sea Beast Takes a Lover uses the odd, the extraordinary, and the miraculous to expose us at our most profoundly and hilariously human.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: DUTTON
  • Seitenzahl: 240
  • Erscheinungstermin: 5. März 2019
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 201mm x 132mm x 15mm
  • Gewicht: 159g
  • ISBN-13: 9781101986639
  • ISBN-10: 1101986638
  • Artikelnr.: 53485064
Autorenporträt
Michael Andreasen holds a master's degree in creative writing from the University of California, Irvine. His fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Tin House, Zoetrope: All-Story, Quarterly West, and elsewhere. He lives in Southern California. The Sea Beast Takes a Lover is his first book.