Barbeau’s The Luminous Sea Blends magic and reality in a spellbinding debut
novel about our relationship with the unknown and our responsibility to defend
When the tides in Damson Bay turn
phosphorescent, a team of researchers from a nearby university establish a
makeshift lab in an abandoned fishing storehouse to study the strange
phenomenon. And while collection samples of local marine life, Vivienne, a
young research assistant, accidentally captures a creature seemingly risen from
myth and previously unknown to science.
The project’s lead researchers
quickly assume control of the discovery, and as their invasive scientific testing
becomes more and more inhumane. Vivienne finds herself increasingly exploited
and vulnerable to harm. With the creature wasting away in secrecy, Vivienne
must find a way to release it from history and back into the sea.