For fans of Julia Armfield's Our Wives Under the Sea
‘Absolutely stunning . . . Full of longing, mystery, fear and hope. I loved this book to pieces!’ – Frances Cha, author of If I Had Your Face
Ro is stuck. She’s just entered her thirties, she’s estranged from her mother, and her boyfriend has just left her to join a mission to Mars.
Her days are spent dragging herself to her menial job at an aquarium, and her nights are spent drinking sharktinis (mountain dew and copious amounts of gin, plus a hint of jalapeno). With her best friend pulling away to focus on her upcoming wedding, Ro’s only companion is Dolores, a giant Pacific octopus who also happens to be Ro’s last remaining link to her father, a marine biologist who disappeared while on an expedition when Ro was a teenager.
When Dolores is sold to a wealthy investor intent on moving her to a private aquarium, Ro finds herself on the precipice of self-destruction. Wading through memories of her youth, Ro has one last chance to come to terms with her childhood trauma, recommit to those around her, and find her place in an ever-changing world.
‘Utterly original‘ – Bryan Washington, author of Memorial
‘Sea Change stole my big weirdo heart‘ - Jean Kyoung Frazier, author of Pizza Girl
Absolutely stunning ... Full of longing, mystery, fear and hope. I loved this book to pieces!
Frances Cha, author of If I Had Your Face
Chung’s writing is masterful, and Sea Change is glorious
Bryan Washington, author of Memorial and Lot
There are no limits to what Chung can do. Her prose is so immersively beautiful that at times I felt swept away in a wave, admiring from underwater, her scintillating refractions of light.
Weike Wang, author of Chemistry