Sea Creatures: A Novel
Target Book Club Selection, 2014
When Georgia Quillian returns to her hometown of Miami, her family in tow, she’s hoping for a fresh start. They’ve left Illinois trailing scandal in their wake, fallout from her husband’s severe sleep disorder. For months, their three-year-old son, Frankie, has refused to speak a word.
On a whim, Georgia takes a job as an errand runner for a reclusive artist, and suddenly the future offers new possibilities: time spent with her intense but kind employer might, it seems, help Frankie find the courage to speak—and help Georgia reconcile the woman she was with the woman she has become. But late that summer, as a hurricane bears down on South Florida, she must face the fact that her decisions may have put her only child in danger.
A gorgeous story that “satisfies on every level” (Amazon Best Book of the Month Citation), Sea Creatures is a mesmerizing exploration of the high stakes of marriage and parenthood.