Sea of Hooks
WINNER of the 2015 IPPY Gold Literary Fiction Prize
WINNER of the 2014 PEN CENTER USA FICTION AWARD
FINALIST for the 2014 OREGON BOOK AWARD
FINALIST for the 2014 CHAUTAUQUA PRIZE
In this astonishing debut novel, centered around an alarmingly imaginative young man, we witness both trauma and transformation as Christopher Westall journeys from San Francisco to Bhutan, seeking to redeem his life.
Publishers Weekly top 5 fiction title of 2013
New York magazine top 10 book of 2013
The Oregonian's #1 Northwest Book of 2013
“…an almost impossibly sustained performance from beginning to end. Nearly every paragraph astonishes, every moment rich with magic and daring.”
"(Hill) writes with the exquisite precision and economy of a poet while also stretching words and sentences to convey the near impossible."
The Seattle Times
"...every paragraph seems to glimmer with a phrase that reminds us why we read literature.”
From PEN Center USA Fiction Award Citation
"The narrative is often suspenseful, surprising and moving. Hill’s characters are complicated and vividly rendered and his precise, evocative language makes Sea of Hooks a thrill to read."