Title: Our Wives Under the Sea

Author: Julia Armfield

Pages: 240 Pages

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

The Blurb

Our Wives Under The Sea is the debut novel from the critically acclaimed author of Salt Slow. It’s a story of falling in love, loss, grief, and what life there is in the deep, deep sea.

Miri thinks she has got her wife back, when Leah finally returns after a deep sea mission that ended in catastrophe. It soon becomes clear, though, that Leah may have come back wrong. Whatever happened in that vessel, whatever it was they were supposed to be studying before they were stranded on the ocean floor, Leah has carried part of it with her, onto dry land and into their home.

To have the woman she loves back should mean a return to normal life, but Miri can feel Leah slipping from her grasp. Memories of what they had before – the jokes they shared, the films they watched, all the small things that made Leah hers – only remind Miri of what she stands to lose. Living in the same space but suddenly separate, Miri comes to realize that the life that they had might be gone.

The Review

Okay, I have very little to say about Our Wives Under the Sea. Objectively, I can see that it was beautifully written and the story was unusual and unique. Personally, I didn’t get it/enjoy it. I know there is a big metaphor continuing throughout the story but I just didn’t get it.

People will love this book. It just wasn’t for me.

Our Wives Under the Sea by Julia Armfield is available now.

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