Sea Wife

Sea Wife by Amity Gaige is an absolute delight. I kept thinking it was a memoir, because it felt so real, but it was a wonderful novel. On the surface, it is about a family who abandons their suburban life to spent a year at sea. But, it’s so much more than that. Jennifer Egan writes, “Sea Wife is a gripping tale of survival at sea—but that’s just the beginning.  Amity Gaige also manages, before she’s done, to probe the underpinnings of romantic love, marriage, literary ambition, political inclinations in the Trump age, parenthood, and finally, the nature of survival itself in our broken world.  Gaige is thrillingly talented, and her novel enchants.” I was surprised by how much I really enjoyed this story and I highly recommend it.

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