Discussion Notes: Marry the Sea

Find this week’s story here: Marry the Sea by Marie-Helene Bertino

Next week’s story: Wyatt Thurst by Brendan Bowles

Rated: Clean

The Literary Roadhouse hosts discuss a short story recommended by Kristy Lin Biluni, the Sexy Grammarian who appeared on Episode 106. This week’s story “Marry the Sea” by Marie-Helene Bertino was published in Time Out Magazine, and the surreal story left the hosts buzzing, confused, but, for three out of four hosts, happy. The unenthusiastic hold out, Rammy, raised very good points and questions which forced the others to explain why this strange, whimsical, brooding yet light, plot-less story struck the right chord. Even Rammy confesses the story made him feel rebellious, and Gerald and Anais explore the ways in which prose can sometimes resemble modern visual arts.

Stay for a surreal mad lib game at the end of the episode.

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