Leaving the Sea: Stories

Leaving the Sea: Stories

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By turns hilarious and heartfelt, dark and illuminative, Ben Marcus’s Leaving the Sea is a ground breaking collection of stories from one of the single most vital, extraordinary, and unique writers of his generation.

In the heartfelt “I Can Say Many Nice Things,” a washed-up writer toying with infidelity leads a creative writing workshop on board a cruise ship. In the dystopian “Rollingwood,” a divorced father struggles to take care of his ill infant,… (more)

Editorial reviews (6 reviews)

The stories in Leaving the Sea reach and even surpass the heights of bleakness that Marcus has achieved in his earlier books.

Marcus writes so well that it’s still probably a tax worth paying.

In these stories, Marcus’s language is bristling, it is darting, it neurotically extracts an ingrown hair; and it’s honest—envious, despondent, sexual.

Book Details  

Publisher: Vintage (January 07, 2014)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 288 pages

File size: 588 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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