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Sea monsters

By: Aridjis, Chloe

147354890X / 9781473548909
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192 pages
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One autumn afternoon in Mexico City, 17-year-old Luisa does not return home from school.

Instead, she boards a bus to the Pacific coast with Tomàs, a boy she barely knows.

He seems to represent everything her life is lacking - recklessness, impulse, independence - and may also help her fulfil an unusual obsession: to track down a troupe of Ukrainian dwarfs who have recently escaped a Soviet circus touring Mexico.

They head for Zipolite, the 'Beach of the Dead', a community peopled by hippies, nudists, beach combers and eccentric storytellers, and Luisa searches for someone, anyone, who will 'promise, no matter what, to remain a mystery'.

But as she wanders the shoreline, she begins to discover that a quest is more easily envisioned than accomplished.


1KLCM Mexico, 3JJPN c 1980 to c 1990, FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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