By JoeAnn Hart
— Margot Livesey
"Hart's Maine panorama is wealthy with eccentric characters…the reader will waft on a cloud 9 of stylish entertainment."
— Mameve Medwed
"[Float] is all of this stuff: cheerful and troubling, hilarious and somber, evocative and introspective."
— Stefanie Freele, useful Fiction
When every thing round you is sinking, occasionally it takes determined measures to stick afloat.
When Duncan Leland appears down on the garbage-strewn seashore underneath his place of work window, he sees the phrases God support Us scrawled within the sand. whereas it sort of feels a becoming message—not in simple terms is Duncan’s enterprise underwater, yet his marriage is drowning as well—he is going right down to the seashore to erase it. as soon as there, he is helping a seagull being strangled via a plastic six-pack holder—the merely creature in worse form than he's on the moment.
Duncan rescues the seagull, now not figuring out that he’s being filmed by way of a gaggle of conceptual artists and that the pictures will quickly cross viral, turning either him and the gull into minor celebrities. And whilst an unsavory but very convincing neighborhood, Osbert Marpol, talks him right into a not-quite-legitimate mortgage association, Duncan can’t support yet agree in a last-ditch try to store the roles of his employees.
For some time, it sort of feels as though issues are eventually taking a look up for Duncan—yet among his phone-sex-entrepreneur ex-girlfriend’s very public flirtations and the ever-mysterious phrases of his new mortgage, Duncan realizes that there’s no such factor as strings-free salvation—and that it’s just a subject of time ahead of the tide rises ominously round him again.
A wry story of monetary desperation, conceptual artwork, madness, infertility, seagulls, marital drawback, jellyfish, equipped crime, and the plight of a plastic-filled ocean, JoeAnn Hart’s novel takes a sensible, satirical examine relatives, the surroundings, and existence in a hardscrabble beach city in Maine.
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