Book Launch: Samantha Hunt "The Seas"

Event date: 
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Oblong Rhinebeck
6422 Montgomery Street
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

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With the inventive brilliance and psychological insight that have earned her international acclaim, Samantha Hunt pulls readers into an undertow of impossible love and intoxication, blurring the lines between reality and fairy tale, hope and delusion, sanity and madness in her book THE SEAS.

Moored in a coastal fishing town so far north that the highways only run south, the unnamed narrator of The Seas is a misfit. She’s often the subject of cruel local gossip. Her father, a sailor, walked into the ocean eleven years earlier and never returned, leaving his wife and daughter to keep a forlorn vigil. Surrounded by water and beckoned by the sea, she clings to what her father once told her: that she is a mermaid.

Samantha Hunt’s is the acclaimed autor of the short story collection The Dark Dark, and the novels Mr. Splitfoot and The Invention of Everything Else,which was a finalist for the Orange Prize and winner of the Bard Fiction Prize. The Seas -  her first novel - now being re-released - won a National Book Foundation award for writers under thirty-five. Hunt’s fiction has been published in The New Yorker, McSweeney's, Tin House, and The New York Times.

The Dark Dark: Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374282134
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: FSG Originals - July 18th, 2017

Mr. Splitfoot Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544811812
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mariner Books - January 24th, 2017

The Invention of Everything Else Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780547085777
Published: Mariner Books - March 2nd, 2009