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- 218 g
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The Sea Once Swallowed Me
A Memoir of Love, Solitude, and the Limits of Language149
In this bold, colorful, and lyrical debut, Sondra weaves personal narrative with philosophical themes, crafting a story about love, solitude, and the unsayable urges that run beneath our lives.
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Sleeping in the woods outside a medieval city in Spain, Sondra ponders her decision to abandon a more ordinary life. "I am here to decipher nature," she writes. "But as the stone glints back, I know this is a lie. Humans can decipher nothing but their own small lives."
Entranced by a mysterious musician, yet yearning for the man she left behind, she struggles to find the path to connection while retaining her identity. As she befriends people on the margins, she is compelled to confront the ways pain and privilege haunt both relationships and societies. In the process, she finds love in unlikely places and healing at the limits of language.
In this literary memoir that reads like a novel, Sondra pushes the boundaries of the book by treating each page as a canvas for colors and images as well as words. Through this innovative and original approach, she opens our eyes to the power of contemplation, the rhythm of nature, and the promise of love.
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"The Sea Once Swallowed Me is an impassioned work of personal and travel memoir, in which the author searches for connection to the natural world; a sense of greater philosophical purpose; and--ultimately--romantic love. Her path toward understanding herself, her choices, and the nuances of the world around her, will captivate readers." -The 2021 BookLife Prize
"It is apparent that the author has carefully crafted each line of prose. Her words are meaning-laden and potent, with not one wasted word or syllable. The result is a text that reads like a series of poetic, vignette-like moments connected through the work's thematic and tonal cadences....Readers of literary fiction will be particularly drawn to Charbadze's unflinching and lyrical storytelling." -The 2021 BookLife Prize