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Arms from the sea : a novel /

by Shapero, Rich [author.]; Von Bruenchenhein, Eugene [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookDescription: 193 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780971880177; 0971880174.Subject(s): Imagination -- Fiction | Gods -- Fiction | Fantasy fiction, American | Sea stories | Fantasy fiction, American | Gods | Sea stories | Imagination | Sea stories | Imagination -- Fiction | Imagination -- Fiction | Action and adventure fiction | Action and adventure fiction | Fiction | Action and adventure fictionOnline resources: View the visual art | Listen to the music | Read liner notes and lyrics
Contents:
A living wheel -- Behold the sea -- Your only chance -- The power to change -- Sweet chemistry -- Cold currents -- On the sea stack -- Child of mine -- Something greater -- Give me strength -- These arms
Summary: Lyle is a young man who hates his life in the State of Salt, a cultural and literal desert. He vandalizes a State icon, then swallows a poison pill that transports him not to death, but to a liminal realm - blue, watery, and wholly alien. He's rescued and shepherded by henchmen of the Polyp, god of the oceanic world they call "heaven". A series of encounters unfolds between Lyle and the monstrous, seductive god, who gradually reveals his grandeur and mysterious purpose. Lyle is horrified at first but soon finds himself falling for the Polyp, and the potent and bizarre creative potential he represents. Whimsical and outlandish but also timely and dead serious, Arms from the Sea navigates imagined realms of possibility, pointing to what it might mean to redeem a desolate world. - Jacket flap.
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"Arms from the Sea is the fourth release from Library Journal acclaimed author, Rich Shapero, and is a novel enhanced with original music and fine art. The result is a fully immersive storytelling experience." - Letter from publisher.

"Arms from the Sea combines Rich Shapero's fantastical novel with music by Orenda Fink and the visionary art of Eugene Von Bruenchenhein to create an other-worldly, immersive story experience." - Publisher.

A living wheel -- Behold the sea -- Your only chance -- The power to change -- Sweet chemistry -- Cold currents -- On the sea stack -- Child of mine -- Something greater -- Give me strength -- These arms

Lyle is a young man who hates his life in the State of Salt, a cultural and literal desert. He vandalizes a State icon, then swallows a poison pill that transports him not to death, but to a liminal realm - blue, watery, and wholly alien. He's rescued and shepherded by henchmen of the Polyp, god of the oceanic world they call "heaven". A series of encounters unfolds between Lyle and the monstrous, seductive god, who gradually reveals his grandeur and mysterious purpose. Lyle is horrified at first but soon finds himself falling for the Polyp, and the potent and bizarre creative potential he represents. Whimsical and outlandish but also timely and dead serious, Arms from the Sea navigates imagined realms of possibility, pointing to what it might mean to redeem a desolate world. - Jacket flap.

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