A Seahorse Year by Stacey D'Erasmo
A Novel

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 1 Critic Review



In Stacey D’Erasmo’s acclaimed second novel, a quintessentially modern family is ultimately transformed by the emerging breakdown of their teenaged son, Christopher. When he disappears from his San Francisco home, his extended family comes together in a frantic search. But Christopher is in much more trouble than they know, and their attempts to support him and to save him will challenge their assumptions about themselves and one another.

Exquisitely crafted, A Seahorse Year is an absorbing read that explores the ways in which love moves us to actions that have both redemptive and disastrous consequences, sometimes in the same heartbeat.

"A Seahorse Year compellingly explores love's connections and limits . . . [D'Erasmo] writes with a graceful, sometimes devastating directness, in clear, crisp phrases lined with subtle lyricism." -- Boston Globe

"Beautiful, addictive . . . an elegant, glancing humor flecks the book . . . wonderfully observed ." -- Newsday

"You could read Stacey D'Erasmo for the subtlety of her insights or the beauty of her language or for her tumbling, shifting arrangements of plot and characters . . . Or you could just open A Seahorse Year and be mesmerized." -- The Advocate

Stacey D'Erasmo is the author of the novel Tea, which was selected as a New York Times Notable Book and a Book Sense 76 Pick. A Seahorse Year, her second novel, was a San Francisco Chronicle bestseller. She lives in New York City.

About Stacey D'Erasmo

See more books from this Author
Stacey D'Erasmo was an accomplished literary reviewer before making the crossover to novelist. She was Senior Editor at The Voice Literary Supplement for seven years and has written articles for Rolling Stone, The Nation, Details and New York Newsday. She won a Stegner Fellowship in Fiction based on the first forty pages of TEA and went on to become the first Fiction Editor for Artforum. She is currently a contributing writer for Out. She lives in New York.
Published October 13, 2005 by Mariner Books. 368 pages
Genres: Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for A Seahorse Year

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

Meanwhile, Nan and Marina’s relationship crumbles while Hal finds love with a corporate mediator (who happens to be black).

| Read Full Review of A Seahorse Year: A Novel

Reader Rating for A Seahorse Year

An aggregated and normalized score based on 8 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes

Rate this book!

Add Review