Anatomically Incorrect Sketches of Marine Animals

      Sarah Dawson
Anatomically Incorrect Sketches of Marine Animals

"Dawson’s poems are lyrical observations, shot through with imagery that is tactile and visceral." Sabotage Reviews. "A surreal & striking juxtaposition of ideas." A Style From a Despair. A short first collected set on various beaches, including Hastings and Barceloneta, AISOMA invokes memories of anemones, lug worms and sea sponges, and bestows them with a new set of connotations.Thirteen-year-old Silas fears the day when guards come and remove his memories leaving him an empty shell. He is trapped in the Cartiam, a human farm, and knows escape is not possible, but he can’t stop thinking about it. Especially when his older sister Malina is terrified her time will be coming soon. Ever since he was separated from his parents, Malina has taken care of him and now it’s Silas’ turn to protect her. He has to escape and take her with him.But when the owner comes to visit, things go from bad to worse. Jamar, the owner’s son singles Silas out and the extra attention brings Silas under the owner’s microscope. The other kids in the Cartiam are unhappy with the way they are treated and rising emotions threaten to ruin all of Silas’ plans. Yet worst of all, Malina herself isn’t sure she wants to hang on. It is up to Silas to figure out the escape and fast. If he fails he could lose everything he loves.
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