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The Great Offshore Grounds

The Great Offshore Grounds

On the day of their estranged father’s wedding, half-sisters Cheyenne and Livy set off to claim their inheritance.

It’s been years since the two have seen each other – Cheyenne is newly back in Seattle after a failed marriage and a series of dead ends, Livy works refinishing boats – but the promise of a shot at financial security brings the two together to claim what’s theirs.

Except: instead of money, their father gives them information – a name – that reveals a stunning family secret. In the face of their new reality, the sisters each set out on journeys that will test their faith in each other, as well as their definitions of freedom.

Moving from Seattle’s underground to the docks of the Far North, from the hideaways of the southern swamps to the storied reaches of the Great Offshore Grounds, this is an epic tale told with boundless verve, linguistic vitality and undeniable tenderness – a book that fearlessly reimagines the very definition of what the ‘great American novel’ can do.

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 25th August 2020

Price: £14.99

ISBN-13: 9781474614290


I immediately fell in love with the phenomenal sisters at the heart of Vanessa Veselka's supernova of a new novel. This novel is thrilling in its content, daring in heart and makes a helix between a novel of ideas and the best damn story of women who forge their identities on their own terms that I've read in years.
Lidia Yuknavitch, author of THE BOOK OF JOAN
PRAISE FOR VANESSA VESELKA'S ZAZEN 'Vanessa Veselka is something like a literary comet: bright-burning, far-reaching, rarely seen and a little dangerous' Tom Bissell 'At turns hilarious, unsettling and improbably sweet, Veselka's debut is, above all, a highly engaging, and totally unique experience, which will have you re-reading passages and dog-earing pages' Jonathan Evison, author of All About Lulu and West of Here 'Taut... Veselka's prose is chiseled and laced with arsenic observations' Publishers Weekly