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The King of the Sea Monkeys
Guernica Editions, Spring 2015
210 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781550719901
ISBN10: 1550719904
$15.00 Canada, $15.00 US

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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.
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.

Books by Mark E. Cull

The King of the Sea Monkeys