The Seas: A Novel by Samantha Hunt
Reviewed by Alexis Smith
"Samantha Hunt has written a layered debut novel, part fairy tale, part bildungsroman, and part meditation on the imprecision of language. It is a story that will sound vaguely familiar: a girl grows up in a small town, with its small town locales (laundromat, shipyard, shabby houses), its small town occupations (primarily drinking), and its small town tragedies (men lost at sea). In this setting, the unnamed narrator longs to escape her dreary existence as a seasonal worker in the sardine factory and sometime chambermaid at a rundown motel called the Seas. The twist is that this heroine..." Read the entire Powells.com Review.