"“The sea-wave comes and goes forever.
It rushes against everything forever.
Nothing, not iron, survives it.
For the sea-wave flows forever.”"
A flash fiction novel, The Sea-Wave
details the aftermath of the kidnapping by an elderly and emotionally damaged man of a severely disabled, wheelchair-bound, unusually bright, depressive 12-year-old girl incapable of speech. The novel consists of the girl's entries in her diary-like memorandum book, entries which relate her own, surprising thoughts on her kidnapping, family, and disabilities, in addition to her verbatim transcriptions of the old man's monologues, which appear to reveal, in fragments, the details of a very specific and unusual period in his life.
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