SOMETIMES WE NEED

TO GET LOST IN ORDER

TO FIND OURSELVES”

In this riveting debut, prize-winning artist and filmmaker Miquel Reina maps out ambitious and fantastical new territory in a novel about a couple holding on for dear life as their world takes an extraordinary fall…

SOMETIMES WE NEED TO GET LOST
IN ORDER TO FIND OURSELVES

In this riveting debut, prize-winning artist and filmmaker Miquel Reina maps out ambitious and fantastical new territory in a novel about a couple holding on for dear life as their world takes an extraordinary fall…

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Book description

On the highest point of an island, in a house clinging to the edge of a cliff, live Mary Rose and Harold Grapes, a retired couple still mourning the death of their son thirty-five years before. Weighed down by decades of grief and memories, the Grapeses have never moved past the tragedy. Then, on the eve of eviction from the most beautiful and dangerously unstable perch in the area, they’re uprooted by a violent storm. The disbelieving Grapeses and their home take a free-fall slide into the whitecapped sea and float away.

As the past that once moored them recedes and disappears, Mary Rose and Harold are delivered from decades of sorrow by the ebb and flow of the waves. Ahead of them, a light shimmers on the horizon, guiding them toward a revelatory and cathartic new engagement with life, and all its wonder.

Wildly imaginative, deeply poignant, and entirely unexpected, Lights on the Sea sweeps readers away on a journey of fate, acceptance, redemption, and survival against the most rewarding of odds.

Praise for Lights on the Sea

Miquel Reina’s Lights on the Sea is an absolutely lovely, beautiful debut novel with a dreamy, fable-like quality that will appeal to readers. Fans of Life of Pi will love this novel.

Kristin HannahNew York Times bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Great Alone

This beautiful, unusual tale explores the healing power of love and the magic that exists in our everyday lives, even when we don’t know how to find it.

Jill SantopoloNew York Times bestselling author of The Light We Lost

An enjoyable, finely written fantasy tale

Kirkus Reviews

A novel in which a house may be a ship, and in which it’s never too late to start living, Lights on the Sea is a delightful trip.

Foreword Reviews

Reader Reviews

«After reading the story of Mary Rose and Harold I have a huge desire to live and my glasses full of tears.»
LUALUNERA – Book blogger

«This is one of these unique stories that punches you, that have something almost magical.»
MICHAEL – Goodreads

«It is a deeply moving story about the power of love, the meaning of life and the strength of a friendship.»
PETRA25 – Amazon

«A book that manages to touch certain strings in the heart of a reader and drags him on an incredible and exciting journey.It’s a book for the dreamers!»
READINGCANSAVEUS – Book blogger

«I immediately became passionate about the plot of this particular and sometimes surreal novel»
LIBRIAMO Italian – Bookstagrammer

«An exceptional book. A lyrical story, brilliant and transcendent.»
IGNACIO AGUADO – Goodreads

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About Miquel Reina

Barcelona-born Miquel Reina defines himself as a dreamer and a fighter; from a young age, he was drawn to the creative life, studying design and cinema before building his reputation as a filmmaker and graphic artist. His work in advertising won him several awards, including the prestigious Bronze Sun at Spain’s Festival de San Sebastián in 2011, and in 2014, his music video “Dead in the Water” was screened at the Tribeca Film Festival. Reina has lived in Vancouver, Canada, since 2016, working for a video-production studio and dedicating his free time to his most gratifying passion: writing. Lights on the Sea is his first novel.

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