Our audio series "The Authors Read. We Listen." is an incredibly special one for us. Hatched in a NYC club during BEA week, this feature requires more work of the author than any of the ones that have come before. And that makes it all the more sweeter when you see, or rather, hear them read excerpts from their own novels, in their own voices, the way their stories were meant to be heard.
Today, Michael LoCurto reads an excerpt from his book To Sea. Michael is a New Yorker—born in Shirley, MFA’d in Southampton, and currently lives in Brooklyn. To Sea is his first novel, and Smith Point Press's debut. He is currently working on his second novel, Significant Lives, due for a 2014 release. For more information, please visit smithpointpress.com.
Click the soundcloud link below to experience To Sea as read by author Michael LoCurto:
The word on To Sea:
The sea is dead—fishless—and Long Island fisherman Jon Brand is to blame. With his greed of overfishing for years—he is surely the cause of the current famine. According to Jon Brand, that is. Elea, Jon’s wife, sees things differently. An oceans-worth of famine cannot be pinned down on one man alone. And she wishes Jon would man-up and find work inland if the sea can no longer provide for the family. But Jon has faith in the sea. His sea. And he cannot simply turn his back on Her. To Sea explores numerous beaches spanning across the Island where Jon seeks the answers of his fate—of his dry ocean—of his God. But the sea is silent. Time after time. Visit after visit. And with each trip to a differing shoreline passing, Jon finds himself closer and closer to a life changing revelation: To land, or, to sea.
*lifted with love from goodreads