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Sea Monsters By Chloe Aridjis Sea Monsters Pulsing to the soundtrack of Joy Division Nick Cave and Siouxsie and the Banshees Sea Monsters offers an intoxicating portrait of Mexico in the late s One autumn afternoon in Mexico City

  • Title: Sea Monsters
  • Author: Chloe Aridjis
  • ISBN: 1936787865
  • Page: 218
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Sea Monsters By Chloe Aridjis Pulsing to the soundtrack of Joy Division, Nick Cave, and Siouxsie and the Banshees, Sea Monsters offers an intoxicating portrait of Mexico in the late 1980s.One autumn afternoon in Mexico City, seventeen year old Luisa does not return home from school Instead, she boards a bus to the Pacific coast with Tom s, a boy she barely knows He seems to represent everything her l Pulsing to the soundtrack of Joy Division, Nick Cave, and Siouxsie and the Banshees, Sea Monsters offers an intoxicating portrait of Mexico in the late 1980s.One autumn afternoon in Mexico City, seventeen year old Luisa does not return home from school Instead, she boards a bus to the Pacific coast with Tom s, a boy she barely knows He seems to represent everything her life is lacking recklessness, impulse, independence.Tom s may also help Luisa fulfill an unusual obsession she wants to track down a traveling troupe of Ukrainian dwarfs According to newspaper reports, the dwarfs recently escaped a Soviet circus touring Mexico The imagined fates of these performers fill Luisa s surreal dreams as she settles in a beach community in Oaxaca Surrounded by hippies, nudists, beachcombers, and eccentric storytellers, Luisa searches for someone, anyone, who will promise, no matter what, to remain a mystery It is a quest easily envisioned than accomplished As she wanders the shoreline and visits the local bar, Luisa begins to disappear dangerously into the lives of strangers on Zipolite, the Beach of the Dead Meanwhile, her father has set out to find his missing daughter A mesmeric portrait of transgression and disenchantment unfolds Sea Monsters is a brilliantly playful and supple novel about the moments and mysteries that shape us Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart
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    1. Michael on said:

      This novel is filled with wonder and surprise Gorgeous passages evoke a sense of wanderlust, of comfortable dislocation and a sort of longed for isolation It s rare to find a novel that marries the post punk, gothic influences of my youth to the sun drenched, Oaxacan daydream of my current existence Chloe Aridjis, someone skilled in the painterly art of wordscapes and with such an internationally replete experience, deftly explores this odd combination.

    2. Stewart Home on said:

      The prose is beautiful the narrative details Mexican goth subculture in the 1980s The first part is set in Mexico City but the two teen protagonists run away to a beach town, which creates a wonderful tension between the geographical setting and the post punk style favoured by our anti heroes The descriptions of music clubs are groovy, and our two goths have fabulous cinematic tastes on a date they go to see a revival of Mu ecos infernales or Curse of the Doll People from 1961 as it s The prose [...]

    3. Varsha Ravi (between.bookends) on said:

      3.5 5Imprisoned on this island, I would say, Imprisoned on this island And yet I was no prisoner and this was no island.And so begins this book that read like the waking hour from a lucid dream A story tinged on the outer fringes with little oddities, and absurdities, but never quite straying into the realm of magical realism Set in the blinding sunlit dusty streets of Mexico, Sea Monsters is a contemporary, off beat story of a 17 year old teenager, Luisa, who one day, decides to run away fro 3. [...]

    4. Angie on said:

      On the surface, there isn t much going on here Girl runs away from home to the beach, gets bored But in the swirling imagination of Luisa, where we spend our time in this book, everything has the potential to be the leading edge of an adventure, a mystery She s a capital R Romantic, and is continually disappointed by those around her She listens to goth rock from the 80s, and since I was unfamiliar with this genre, I looked up her albums online and listened to them while reading, which I rec On [...]

    5. Chris on said:

      I received my copy of Sea Monsters through Edelweiss.I read Aridjis s Book of Clouds years ago, and I really enjoyed it, so I thought I would also enjoy Sea Monsters I didn t think it held up as well for two reasons.First, there s far too much storytelling and not nearly enough storyshowing What I mean by this is that there s very little development in the characters and plot It s as if the reader experiences the story as a diorama Everything has already happened and everyone is already the I re [...]

    6. Lauren on said:

      Catapult was kind enough to send me a galley of SEA MONSTERS, a novel about a teenage girl, Luisa, as she becomes obsessed with a strange boy named Tomas and eventually runs away with him to the seaside town of Zipolite in Oaxaca There, the two drift apart, and Luisa becomes enraptured by the strangers who dot the Beach of the DeadBut the main craft of the novel is in all of the strange and mesmeric transgressions of Luisa and the mysterious ways in which strangers shape our lives Aridjis w Cata [...]

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