"There isn't time to be shocked by the image of his forehead spitting red all over the glass. In this instant he is deaf. It is as if God dropped the thread of his life and has forgotten his name."
Centered around a young high school teacher, The King of the Sea Monkeys
is a novel in two parts. Because the protagonist suffers from a traumatic brain injury, the first part is fragmented, finding its way in the narrative in disorderly pieces. The protagonist's “normal” life disintegrates when he is involved in an altercation at a convenience store which ends in a shooting. He survives a terrible injury but his world is undone.
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