Emma

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By Samantha Hunt, Maggie Nelson (Introduction by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781941040959
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Tin House Books - July 10th, 2018

I'm not typically a binge-reader, but I couldn't help it with The Seas. I spent two enchanting days in this strange and singular world, a world soaked in saltwater and alcohol, a world different than our own, but only when looking at certain angles. This is a meditation on how desire acts on bodies, how it has the power to invade bodies and distort them into inhuman shapes (like mermaids), and also how it emphasizes corporeality at the same time. Hunt's language is original, arresting, and richly metaphoric. I can't remember the last time a book stayed with me for this long.