Howard Fox has spent his life apart from people, dwelling in the world of books. He has never understood the need for relationships or social customs.
When Howard is 28 he meets Annemarie, a woman who has run from her abusive adoptive father and has spent years trying to find what she hopes will be her “real home.” After engaging in a mechanical one-night stand with her—his first sexual experience—he keeps his distance.
Later, he meets Faye, a raven-haired beauty who ignites flames of desire in his heart. Despite Howard’s odd habits, Faye allows him to move in with her. They are content ... until he says the wrong thing, leading to tragedy and causing Faye to leave.
He becomes obsessed with the idea of going back in time to “return to my good years with Faye.” He seeks the help of “experts” in the field of alternate planes of existence. At times, he believes he returns to the time when he and Faye were happy, but then he slips back to the present, where he is alone and miserable. Living alone in his apartment, he tells his tale of woe to characters from classic novels, such as Rodion Raskolnikov and Huck Finn. Eventually, he finds the strength to leave his apartment.
Blue Blue Sea shifts between scenes of heartbreaking realism and luminescent, magical excursions to different times, places, and versions of reality, revealing fundamental truths about the meaning of it all.
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