The Odd Sea
By Frederick Reiken
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Hardcover, 9780151003600, 208pp.)
Publication Date: June 1998
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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A teenage boy is missing. His younger brother searches for him and in the process finds himself. A “haunting first novel that takes a horrifying family calamity and turns it into a form of magic” (New York Times Book Review).
Frederick Reiken holds a B.A. from Princeton and an M.F.A. from the University of California, Irvine. His first novel, The Odd Sea, was chosen by Booklist as one of the 20 Best First Novels of the Year and won the Hackney Literary Award. He lives in Boston and teaches graduate writing classes at Emerson College.