Award-winning debut novel from an Orange Prize Shortlisted writer.
Samantha Hunt was born in 1971 in Pound Ridge, New York. The Seas is her debut novel - it won the National Book Foundation's award for writers under 35 and was voted one of the Top 27 Books of 2004 by the Voice Literary Supplement. She is also the author of The Invention of Everything Else which was shortlisted for the Orange Prize 2009. Her short fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, McSweeney's, Esquire, A Public Space, Cabinet, Tin House, Seed Magazine, New York Magazine, Blind Spot, Harper's Bazaar, and The Believer. Her work has been translated into seven languages. Samantha Hunt teaches writing at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York.
A fantastical coming of age story. * Irish Times * Clever and intense. * Guardian * A gripping tale * Observer * Keeps the reader consistently surprised and enthralled * Books Quarterly * Characters are beautifully drawn and the world Hunt creates is quite haunting. * TheBookbag.co.uk * Intelligent, compassionate ... beautifully conjured. * Daily Telegraph * Samantha Hunt is an exciting find - a fresh original voice ... a fantastical love story ... literary gold ... It should appeal to fans of The Time Traveller's Wife and Donna Tartt. * Sunday Express * [With] language at once poetic and precise...The result is a ravishing, utterly unique read. * Elle.com * Urgently real and magically unreal...a breathy, wonderful holler of a novel, deeply lodged in the ocean's merciless blue. * The Village Voice * Hunt presents a convincing portrayal of youthful confusion...Such gray, Chekhovian moments mark Hunt as a writer to watch. * Time Out New York * [An] entrancing first novel. * San Francisco Chronicle. * An aqueous affair, flooded with water themes . . . Hunt's writing is free of affectation and carries surprising conviction. * The New Yorker * One of the most distinctive and unforgettable voices I have read in years. This book will linger . . . in your head for a good long time. -- Dave Eggers