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The Sea Beast Takes a Lover: Stories Bewitching and playful, with its feet only slightly tethered to the world we know, The Sea Beast Takes a Lover explores hope, love, and loss across a series of surreal landscapes and wild metamorphoses Just because Jenny was born without a head doesn t mean she isn t still annoying to her older brother, and just because the Man of the Future s carefully planned extramarital affair ends in alien abduction and network fame doesn t mean he can t still pine for his absent wife Romping through the fantastic with big hearted ease, these stories cut to the core of what it means to navigate family, faith, and longing, whether in the form of a lovesick kraken slowly dragging a ship of sailors into the sea, a small town euthanizing its grandfathers in a time honored ritual, or a third grade field trip learning that time travel is even wondrous and perilous than they might imagineAndreasen s stories are simultaneously daring and deeply familiar, unfolding in wildly inventive worlds that convey our common yearning for connection and understanding With a captivating new voice from an incredible author, The Sea Beast Takes a Lover uses the supernatural and extraordinary to expose us at our most human

About the Author: Michael Andreasen

Michael Andreasen holds a Masters degree in creative writing from the University of California, Irvine His fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, McSweeney s, Tin House, Zoetrope All Story, Quarterly West, and elsewhere He lives in Southern California His first book, The Sea Beast Takes a Lover, was published in the US by Dutton Books in February 2018 and will be published in the UK by the Head of Zeus in March 2018.

10 thoughts on “The Sea Beast Takes a Lover: Stories

  1. ☘Misericordia☘ ~ The Serendipity Aegis ~ ⚡ϟ⚡ϟ⚡⛈ ✺❂❤❣ ☘Misericordia☘ ~ The Serendipity Aegis ~ ⚡ϟ⚡ϟ⚡⛈ ✺❂❤❣ says:

    Our Fathers at Sea is a vicious atrocity Unchristian and plain scary It damaged for me the enjoyment of this book altogether Then, most of the other stories were barely comprehensible, so this might have been for the best At least the 1st story made me think on some difficult subjects.Our society tends to consist of individuals who are at their most vulnerable at the b

  2. Hannah Hannah says:

    I was beyond excited about this it sounded so very much up my alley The biggest strength of this collection is Andreasen s fascinating use of juxtaposition pirates with smart phones, doubting saints, death as celebration His premises are brilliant and his imagination flawless however, there was something missing for me here I cannot quite pinpoint what exactly my problem with t

  3. Evelina | AvalinahsBooks Evelina | AvalinahsBooks says:

    The Sea Beast Takes a Loveris a collection of slightly odd short stories which all share a similar vibe, however, not one I can just pinpoint like that They are easy to read, quite imaginative and all of them pretty shattering by the end I am not a huge fan of short storiesas they almost always involve incomprehensible levels of oddity , and maybe that s why I feel like I could have enj

  4. Jillian Doherty Jillian Doherty says:

    Wildly imaginative, oddly emotional, bizarrely wonderful, and truly fantastic and unforgettable stories Other reps have been raving about this, their early reads speak to it s awesome quality too It has a uniquely clever voice and prose you don t know where the stories are going but since they feel familiar yet raw, you blindly accept them and feel the emotional human connection.

  5. ✨Skye✨ ✨Skye✨ says:

    I received a free ebook version of this from Netgalley Thankyou to both Netgalley and the publisher for allowing me to read this My review is still honest.This collection of short stories was such a joy to read The stories themselves were a mixed bag there were a couple I really didn t like, but some that I really loved As a collection however, it worked very well as a book full of different concepts and

  6. Katy Katy says:

    When it comes to short stories, I m picky and hard to impress A lot has to happen in only a few pages and so many things can go wrong That being said, I loved this book It was intelligent It was original It was funny and oh so weird As long as it s done well, I love weird Bring on the weird Michael Andreasen manages to make even the most bizarre stories human and relatable, something that isn t easy to accomplish

  7. Lata Lata says:

    Odd stories, a few with an undercurrent of horror I liked the first story about euthanizing old men and the one about the sea beast Otherwise, much of this collection left me cold I did really like the design of the book cover.

  8. Vishaka Rajan Vishaka Rajan says:

    This was a very interesting selection of stories but it just didn t do it for me.I think the problem I faced was that the stories didn t have enough of a plot to keep me going The stories were all very interesting, blending science fiction with literary fiction and mixing up different time points But the stories were just there Nothing really happened There was no catalyst, no change, no sense of a build up The stories fell flat f

  9. ♥ Sandi ❣ ♥ Sandi ❣ says:

    3.5 stars Thank you to First to Read and Dutton Books for this ARC to publish Feb 27, 2018.Crazy stories, out of this world, but surprisingly relative to many human emotions From the death of our elderly which was my favorite in this collection, reminiscent of Soylent Green to learning to live with everyday change and the loss of our norms these stories were were told in a rich fantasy From watching the world of plenty fall apart to riding

  10. Carrie (brightbeautifulthings) Carrie (brightbeautifulthings) says:

    I received a free e ARC through First to Read and NetGalley from the publishers at Penguin Random House Dutton I was really excited to read this, since Ray Bradbury and Karen Russell have fueled my love for weird short stories The downside is that the competition is extremely steep.The Sea Beast Takes A Lover is a collection of short stories that are part science fiction, part literary fiction, and part something else entirely In Andreasen s worlds

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