Thirsty Sea

Erica Mou


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Heloise Press
17 May 2022
ISBN: 9781739751500

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Héloïse Press' Debut of the Year 

A psychological portrait of all the insecurities and challenges of a young woman in a restless search for her own place in life.

Thirsty Sea chronicles a day in the life of a young woman in a state of free-fall, haunted by her past, sidestepping her present, and stalked by a future she is reluctant to meet. Switching between different narrative modes - poetry and comedy, memoir and stream of consciousness - Maria is trapped in her impossible, maze-like conciousness.

"Thirsty Sea continues a tradition of simultaneously confessional and elliptical writing by women that streches from Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar to the fourth-wall busting, televisual crise de coeur Fleabag." Laura Allsop

"Thirsty Sea is a deep dive into the female psyche. It is also a linguist's paradise." The Publishing Post

"Thirsty Sea is a total triumph of cognizance, a haunting presence in its own right." Asymptote

"A poetic, rhythmic and powerful tale of guilt, Thirsty Sea is a magnificient, compelling debut." Nataliya Deleva