The Fires Beneath the Sea (Dissenters, Book 1) by Lydia Millet

By Lydia Millet

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In the 1st novel in regards to the Sykes teenagers, Lydia Millet weaves a page-turning experience choked with memorable characters and exciting imagery whereas bringing the beach international of Cape Cod to magical lifestyles. Cara’s mother has disappeared. Her dad isn’t speaking approximately it. but if a watery specter starts off haunting the family’s Cape Cod domestic, Cara and her brothers notice their scientist mom is probably not who they idea she was—and that the realm has a lot stranger, a lot older population than that they had imagined.

“Lyrically evocative … lush and intelligent.” Kirkus reports (starred review)

“Tantalizingly mystifying and alarmingly timely.” Patricia McKillip

Includes a sneak preview of the second one Dissenters ebook, The Shimmers within the evening

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