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The Luminous Sea
By (author): Melissa Barbeau
9781550817379 Paperback, Trade English General Trade FICTION / Magical Realism Aug 14, 2018
$19.95 CAD
Active 5 x 8 x 0.75 in 184 pages Breakwater Books Ltd Breakwater Books
BMO Winterset Award 2018, Short-listed Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY) Canada-East Best Regional Fiction 2019, Winner
A team of researchers from a nearby university have set up a research station in a fictional outport in Newfoundland, studying the strange emergence of phosphorescent tides. And Vivienne, a young assistant, accidentally captures a creature unknown to science: a kind of fish, both sentient and distinctly female. As the project supervisor and lead researcher attempt to exploit the discovery, the creature begins to waste away, and Vivian must endanger herself to save them both.

Melissa Barbeau is a founding member of the Port Authority Writing Group. She has been anthologized in Racket: New Writing Made in Newfoundland, The Cuffer Anthology, and Paragon. She lives with her husband and gaggle of children in Torbay, Newfoundland.

"The magic realism of Melissa Barbeau's debut novel may remind readers of Michael Crummey's 'Galore,' and she belongs in such company. Her writing is alive with wit and description." - Joan Sullivan, The Telegram

"…the type of first novel that will leave you wanting to read the author's next effort. A notable first book, and I will add it to my 2019 longlist in the 'Best First Book: Fiction' category." - The Miramichi Reader

"Anyone who loves the sea, or feels drawn to stories of the sea, will likely feel drawn to 'The Luminous Sea'…it is splendid in every way." - Consumed By Ink

"Melissa Barbeau is an extraordinary writer, and I can't stop talking about this book." - Pickle Me This

The Luminous Sea by Melissa Barbeau softly melds the quiet thrill of scientific discovery while questioning its moral integrity. A stunning debut, the Newfoundland author captures the essence of the Canadian Maritimes with a novel that is smart, thoughtful, and inventive…. - The Fiddlehead

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