Land Mammals And Sea Creatures: A Novel

May 8, 2018|
Land Mammals And Sea Creatures: A Novel by Jen Neale
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A startling, moving magic realist debut

Almost immediately upon Julie Bird's return to the small port town where she was raised, everyday life is turned upside down. Julie's Gulf War vet father, Marty, has been on the losing side of a battle with PTSD for too long. A day of boating takes a dramatic turn when a majestic blue whale beaches itself and dies. A blond stranger sets up camp oceanside: she's an agitator, musician-impersonator, and armchair philosopher named Jennie Lee Lewis - and Julie discovers she's connected to her father's mysterious trip to New Mexico 25 years earlier. As the blue whale decays on the beach, more wildlife turns up dead - apparently by suicide - echoing Marty's deepest desire. But Julie isn't ready for a world without her father.

A stunning exploration of love and grief, Land Mammals and Sea Creatures is magic realism on the seaside, a novel about living life to the fullest and coming to your own terms with its end.

Jen Neale lives in Vancouver with her partner, Brendan, and her dog, Sulu. She has a master's degree in creative writing from the University of British Columbia. In 2012, she won the Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers; jurors Madeleine Thien, Johanna Skibsrud, and Alexander MacLeod cited her "pure imaginative power, sharp ...
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Title:Land Mammals And Sea Creatures: A NovelFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:288 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.65 inShipping dimensions:288 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.65 inPublished:May 8, 2018Publisher:ECW PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1770414142

ISBN - 13:9781770414143

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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