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May-June 2017

REVIEW: New Biblioasis novel explores grief, loss, and relationships

Inside Blue Field by Elise Levine

Sharon Kashani

Levine-Blue-Field-FINAL-coverBlue Field 
By Elise Levine
Biblioasis, $19.95

Blue Field, a new novel by Elise Levine, tracks the underwater adventures of Marilyn through grief, loss, and relationships. Following the passing of her friend Jane during a diving exploration, Marilyn convinces Jane’s widow, Rand, to dive with her again. A vibrant mixture of intimate moments between two friends and adventurous dives, Blue Field is an exploration of two selves coming together with the sea. Levine’s aquatic language is gorgeous, displaying her literary prowess.

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