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Seahorse Year, a (2004) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

In contemporary San Francisco, an extended family is transformed by the emerging breakdown of a troubled adolescent boy. The lives of those who love Christopher -- his mother, Nan; her lover, Marina; his gay father, Hal; and Christopher's loyal girlfriend, Tamara -- are pushed to the edge by something new in him that mystifies them all. When he runs away, far into the woods of nothern California, their assumptions about themselves and one another are sorely tested. They might not, they discover, be quite so modern as they once thought. Even the dried seahorses on Marina's windowpane rattle unnervingly as if to announce a time like no other.

In precise, lyrical language, A Seahorse Year explores love at the limits of bearability. It is wise about the things we do out of love that often have both redemptive and disastrous consequences. Difficult questions that have all the tough complexity of real life are asked; devastating truths are revealed in the answers.

Original title: A Seahorse Year
Original languages: English

Quotes:

Genre: FictionGeneral FictionTies That Bind
FictionGeneral FictionTroubled Lives

Edition #1: A Seahorse Year

A Seahorse Year (2004)
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Language: English

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A Seahorse Year (2004)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: Boston
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
ISBN: 0618439234
Pages: 360

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