- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: AmazonCrossing (September 25, 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1503903206
- ISBN-13: 978-1503903203
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 45 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #646,452 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“This beautiful, unusual tale explores the healing power of love and the magic that exists in our everyday lives, even when we don’t know how to find it.” —Jill Santopolo, New York Times bestselling author of The Light We Lost
“Miquel Reina’s Lights on the Sea is an absolutely lovely, beautiful debut novel with a dreamy, fable-like quality that will appeal to readers. Fans of Life of Pi will love this novel.” —Kristin Hannah, New York Times bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Great Alone
About the Author
Barcelona-born Miquel Reina defines himself as a dreamer and a fighter; from a young age, he was drawn to the creative life, studying design and cinema before building his reputation as a filmmaker and graphic artist. His work in advertising won him several awards, including the prestigious Bronze Sun at Spain’s Festival de San Sebastián in 2011, and in 2014, his music video “Dead in the Water” was screened at the Tribeca Film Festival. Reina has lived in Vancouver, Canada, since 2016, working for a video-production studio and dedicating his free time to his most gratifying passion: writing. Lights on the Sea is his first novel. Visit Miquel at www.miquelreina.com and www.lucesenelmar.com.
About the Translator
Catherine E. Nelson is a literary translator specializing in contemporary Spanish literature. Her short story translations have appeared in a variety of journals, including Indiana Review and InTranslation. AmazonCrossing published her full-length translation, A Love for Rebecca by Mayte Uceda (2015). Nelson is Professor of Spanish at Nebraska Wesleyan University, where she teaches language, literature, writing, and translation.
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Faced with dwindling resources and terror of the open sea, Harold and Mary Rose are stressed to the limits of endurance. The couple also bears the additional burden of grief that cripples their daily life. They meet some others along the way, outsiders from a different culture who help them with their physical survival and their mental stagnation.
Although the message can be heavy-handed towards the end, it is sympathetic nonetheless. Part tall tale, part love story, Lights on the Sea would appeal to any generation of reader. I fell in love with Harold and Mary Rose and enjoyed this story from beginning to end. It's fascinating, original, and the narrative is compelling. Pick this up!
Many thanks to Miquel Reina, Netgalley, and AmazonCrossing for this advance copy in exchange for my review.
"Lights on the Sea" is a book not to be missed! Thank you to NetGalley and Amazon Crossing for the opportunity to read and provide an honest review of this amazing novel.
Things I liked:
1. It was very well written. Reina is a marvelous writer and makes every bit of it believable.
2. The magical realism. Sometimes we all just want something outside ourselves to make everything different, if not better.
3. The Character development. We didn't need to know everything about the lives of the characters because what we are told explains how and why we ended up where we are. I cared about everyone because Reina presents each character as if they are based on people he knows, therefore we know them.
4. The fact that in the end, it is reality. Not everyone survives. Not everyone is unscathed. People realize they've screwed up and apologize for it.
5. Beautiful descriptive world-building without flowery language.
Thing I didn't like:
1. I kept expecting the dolphin or the seal or something else to be in the new incarnation of Dylan. It never happened. Maybe it's just me.
2. I wish it was a bit longer. I would have liked to see them encounter other creatures or people. Maybe there will be a sequel.
Overall, this is a great book. I highly recommend it.