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Meet Us by the Roaring Sea by Akil Kumarasamy

Review: 4 / 5

Meet Us by the Roaring Sea alternates between the main character’s timeline in near (?) future New York City, where she works at a job she doesn’t care for, training a super AI, grieving the loss of her mother, and translating a manuscript by a group of female medical students who start a movement in the midst of war and drought. Much of the book is written (beautifully) in second person, and there is very little plot, just a slow, introspective trip along with the main character, pondering memory, loss, grief, and motherhood against a backdrop of war, climate crisis, and increasingly powerful AI. Just some nice, light reading.

Despite the heavy content, there are some very funny lines in the book, and the prose is beautiful and meditative in a way that I really enjoyed.


Title: Meet Us by the Roaring Sea
Author: Akil Kumarasamy
Published: 2022
ISBN: 9780374177706
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