Our Wives under the Sea, by Julia Armfield

Staff Pick

Armfield’s first novel is a haunting story of grief and mystery set in the aftermath of a deep-sea exploration gone awry and recounted in the alternating voices of Leah, who was trapped in a submarine with little hope of resurfacing, and her wife, Miri, who loses her partner twice over, as the Leah who eventually returns is not the same one who left her six harrowing months before. Armfield’s lyrical prose deftly evokes the vastness of the sea and the claustrophobia of both the submarine and the women's suffering, especially the specific shock of suddenly finding your beloved a stranger.

 

 

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$26.99
ISBN: 9781250229892
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Published: Flatiron Books - July 12th, 2022