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Odd Sea, the (1998) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

On a sunny spring morning, sixteen-year-old Ethan Shumway walks down his gravel driveway, turns the bend, and vanishes without a trace. As the police search for clues, Ethan's devastated family and friends - from his parents and four siblings to the older woman who was more than a teacher to Ethan - grapple for answers in the teenager's enigmatic life. As this elusive mystery slowly weaves its way into the fabric of the family, Ethan's younger brother, Philip, becomes the last, most stubborn searcher of all: a boy caught between the power and the fragility of youth, between the bonds and fissures of family, searching for understanding in the unbearable presence of loss.

Original title: The Odd Sea
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionTragedy And Loss
FictionGeneral FictionYouth (rebellion, Angst, Coming Of Age)

Edition #1: Odd Sea, the

Odd Sea, the (1998)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "A haunting first novel that takes a horrifying family calamity and turns it into a form of magic." The New York Times
  • "[An] extraordinarily good first novel...The story has a dark, dreamlike quality, and author Reiken tells it with no melodrama nor any word out of place." Time
  • "A luminous parable about growing up, about the necessity of dealing with inevitable loss and questions that cannot be answered...Reiken is a smoothly seductive storyteller. He has a talent for telling but not telling, for revealing only enough information to whet our appetite." Newsday
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Odd Sea, the (1998)

ISBN: 0385333382

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