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The Resource Sea monsters : a novel, Chloe Aridjis

Sea monsters : a novel, Chloe Aridjis

Label
Sea monsters : a novel
Title
Sea monsters
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Chloe Aridjis
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 Tomás, a boy she barely knows. He seems to represent everything her life is lacking--recklessness, impulse, independence. Tomás 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 more 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."--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Aridjis, Chloe
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3601.R53
LC item number
S43 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mexico
  • Teenagers
  • Runaway teenagers
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Hippies
  • Beaches
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Teenagers
  • Runaway teenagers
  • Hippies
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Beaches
  • Mexico
Label
Sea monsters : a novel, Chloe Aridjis
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1037810270
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
205 pages
Isbn
9781936787869
Lccn
2018950155
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1037810270
Label
Sea monsters : a novel, Chloe Aridjis
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1037810270
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
205 pages
Isbn
9781936787869
Lccn
2018950155
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1037810270

Library Locations

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