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An Ocean of Minutes
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Thea Lim's writing has been published by the Southampton Review, the Guardian, Salon, the Millions, Bitch Magazine, Utne Reader and others, and she has received multiple awards and fellowships for her work, including artists' grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council. She holds an MFA from the University of Houston and she previously served as nonfiction editor at Gulf Coast. She grew up in Singapore and lives in Toronto, where she is a professor of creative writing.

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Timely... like the best dystopian worlds, Thea Lim's debut resonates with the present... a fresh perspective on the complex subjects of migration and displacement that plague our world today - Irish TimesAn Ocean Of Minutes absolutely swept me away - RedWith echoes of The Time Traveller's Wife, An Ocean of Minutes is a love story with a difference - Good HousekeepingThe clear-eyed, evocative writing here is reminiscent of Margaret Atwood, and anyone familiar with The Handmaid's Tale will find resonance in these pages... a devastating debut - Toronto StarMoving and compelling - Big IssueThea Lim's An Ocean of Minutes is that rare thing - a speculative novel that is as heartfelt as it is philosophical. In lucid prose, Lim lays bare the complexities of migration and displacement, while offering a clear-eyed meditation on the elusive nature of human devotion. An original and compelling novel unlike anything you'll read this year - Esi Edugyan, author of Washington BlackAmidst the breathtaking world Thea Lim has created in An Ocean of Minutes is a profound meditation on the inhumanity of class and the limits of love. It takes immense talent to render cruelty both accurately and with honest beauty - Lim has pulled it off. This is a story about the malleability of time, but at its core lives something timeless - Omar El Akkad, author of American WarHeartbreaking... A beautiful debut exploring how time, love, and sacrifice are never what they seem to be - Kirkus

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