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Ambergris, or The Sea Sacrifice

By Rhonda Eikamp

Published in Lackington's

Publication date: April 8, 2015 

Description, by Lois Tilton [Locus]: "There’s a metaphor here for a boundless love, “like the sand on the shore”. Which seems, as these things go, not exceedingly romantic, but that’s how it is. So it was that the old fisherman loved his young wife, and then the daughter she died in the bearing of. To save the child’s life, he gave her to the denizens of the deep in their onshore palace..... "