Short Stories

Sea Loves Me: Selected Stories

Couto, Mia
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Known internationally for his novels, Mia Couto, winner of the Neustadt Prize for Literature, first became famous for his short stories. Sea Loves Me includes sixty-four of his best, thirty-six of which appear in English for the first time. Covering the entire arc of Couto's career, this collection displays the Mozambican author's inventiveness, sensitivity, and social range with greater richness than any previous collection, including early stories that reflect the harshness of life under Portuguese colonialism; magical tales of rural Africa; and contemporary fables of the slipperiness of race and gender, environmental disaster and the clash between the countryside and the city. The title novella, long acclaimed as one of Couto's best works but never before made available in English, caps this collection with the lyrical story of a search for a lost father that leads to unexpected love.

ISBN 9781771963886Binding Paperback