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MARIETTE NAVARRO author Cory Stockwell translator


Publisher:Heloise Press

Published:6th Jun '23

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A poetic and mesmerizing novel, Ultramarine pushes us to the very edges of the narrative genre. Narrated in the first person by a female captain, the only woman amongst the crew of a transatlantic ship, Ultramarine reflects on the fears, strengths, and insecurities of female authority. In a ghostly, almost dream-like, atmosphere, the captain agrees to break one of her rules, letting the crew take a dip in the middle of the ocean. Something changes during that unprecedented swim; an uncertain atmosphere takes over their journey and the ship. A simple business trip turned into a true adventure.

"In this poetically written debut novel, Mariette Navarro successfully gets to the writing of metaphysical vertigo." Le Monde. "The story is slow and strong, like a marine animal moving forward on the lock-out while sounding the invisible […]. The story treads carefully between realism and a fantastic world. It will land on its feet at final with such elegance." Le Figaro

  • Winner of Prix Hors concours des lecteurs 2022
  • Winner of Prix du roman CEZAM 2023
  • Winner of Prix Senghor 2022
  • Winner of Prix Frontières-Léonora Miano 2022
  • Winner of Prix Lecteurs de Villejuif 2022

ISBN: 9781739751579

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