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The Following Sea

4.29  ·  Rating Details ·  7 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
A friend's murder sends a small-town lawman on a rambling pursuit through rural Southeast Alaska.
Paperback, 150 pages
Published December 3rd 2013 by Black Lawrence Press (first published March 19th 2013)
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Craig Bernier
Jan 06, 2015 Craig Bernier rated it it was amazing
After hearing Mr. Jolley read an excerpt from The Following Sea at a writer's conference, I was compelled to pick up a copy the next day at the book fair. I was not disappointed. His characters are realistically portrayed, the setting (Skagway, AK and environs)carefully rendered, and the plot is ever present, always driving character development and story. In short, with all the attention paid to lovely sentence work, I'd call this "writer's book" if it weren't so accessible and downright fun. ...more
May 28, 2014 Lisa rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Lisa by: Marcel Jolley
I'm only on page 47, but I have to rave about this book. Marcel creates lyrical paintings as he pours out a story about a place he knows well.

A couple of lines that made the read even more enjoyable:

Upon introducing an old friend - page 41:
"Johnny's grin accepted the requisite scrap of truth riding on the back of everything funny. They're handshake resembled a bundle of cables."

Describing a drab room - page 47:
"the only sign of spice a lazy susan on the table between them hosting a United Na
Missy Ryan
Jun 24, 2014 Missy Ryan rated it it was amazing
I became interested in Marcel's work after seeing him at the NorthWords Writers Symposium. I loved The Following Sea! The sense of place is well developed, the characters are rich, the plot trajectory surprising. Just the first page will suck you in to this mystery. My only complaint is how short the book is; I was not ready for it to end.
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