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Land Mammals and Sea Creatures - by Jen Neale (Paperback)

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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.

Number of Pages: 280 pages ;
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Magical Realism, Women, Small Town & Rural
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Ecw Pr
Author: Jen Neale
Language: English
Street Date: May 8, 2018
TCIN: 53527532
UPC: 9781770414143
Item Number (DPCI): 248-80-5297
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