Catapult Book Club

The next meeting of The Catapult Book Club will come to order on the evening of Thursday, December 12th at 7pm.

The current selection is The Seas by Samantha Hunt.

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. True to myth, she finds herself in hard love with a land-bound man, an Iraq War veteran thirteen years her senior.The mesmerizing, fevered coming-of-age tale that follows will land her in jail. Her otherworldly escape will become the stuff of legend. 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.

"The Seas took me back to how I felt as a kid, when you're newly falling in love with literature, newly shocked by its capacity to cast a spell..." - Maggie Nelson (from the Introduction)

All Catapult Book Club selections are 20% off until the next meeting - and all are welcome, of course!

 

Event date: 
Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
3010-B Juniper Street
San Diego, CA 92104
The Seas Cover Image
$12.76
ISBN: 9781947793569
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tin House Books - July 16th, 2019