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Thomas Dunne Books
St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781429923996304 Pages
A lyrical and affecting family drama reminiscent of The Shipping News which challenges readers to re-examine their perception of nature
A striking blend of realism and contemporary myth-making, this unforgettable novel tells the story of marine biologist Leo Kemp. Having lost his teaching position thanks to outspoken views, Leo decides to go on one last field trip with his students. The outing becomes disastrous when the weather turns and Leo is thrown overboard. The evocative description of Leo's journey explores what can happen beyond our perceived knowledge of science. James MacManus tests the bounds of reality with his cunning narrative set within the beautiful community of Cape Cod.
THE LANGUAGE OF THE SEA (Chapter One)
This was the best time, the time before the tourists arrived in their hundreds of thousands, the time when the winter gales had stopped battering this bent arm of land thrust into the Atlantic, a time when...
James MacManus, author of The Language of the Sea
James MacManus on his novel, The Language of the Sea, a lyrical and affecting family drama reminiscent of The Shipping News which challenges readers to re-examine their perception of nature.Share This