On Such A Full Sea

On Such A Full Sea

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Lithe and tiny, Fan is a diver at the New China settlement of B-Mor, a worker colony long-ago known as Baltimore, her circumscribed world the temperature-controlled fish tanks that feed a contaminated continent, and Reg, the golden-skinned, simple-hearted man she loves.

Rigorously pressurised and demarcated, the dystopian America Fan serves is ruled by the professional Charter caste. While B-Mors are obedient and tranquillised by duty and the fear of chaos, the pampered,… (more)

Editorial reviews (3 reviews)

Lee's prose is suave and canny; his story flows; events are vividly described, particularly as they verge into grotesque folktale violence and exaggeration; there are pleasant contemplative moments.

Rather than political satire, or an absorbing thriller, the novel works best as a meditation on authorship, suggesting that all stories can be read as autobiographies.

It’s easy to see why the jacket praise dubs him “a writer of immense subtlety and craft”, but the contents can sometimes resemble a palace built on a bog.

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Book Details  

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group (January 07, 2014)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 368 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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