“Akil Kumarasamy’s wild, playful, terrifying, grief-struck novel Meet Us by the Roaring Sea offers an unsettling vision of the future that rises from profound contemplation of history. A spellbinding book.” —Megha Majumdar, author of A Burning

“Akil Kumarasamy is a singular talent. In her novel Meet Us By the Roaring Sea, Kumarasamy has braided together stories that are original, fresh, and breathtakingly imaginative as she reflects on the ethics of care in the age of digital capitalism. I love this book.” —Cathy Park Hong, author of Minor Feelings

Meet Us by the Roaring Sea is a rare gift from one of our most brilliant writers. Akil Kumarasamy’s prose is an explosive mix of ancient wisdom laced with foreboding futurism. This deeply intelligent novel will expand your perception of history, gender, the atrocities of war and the interconnectedness of our human story.” —Kali Fajardo-Anstine, author of Woman of Light

Meet Us By the Roaring Sea is a genre-bending marvel. Beginning in familial loss and transforming into a complex, often thrilling journey that follows the novel’s deep, compelling inner logic, Akil Kumarasamy’s newest novel is an exemplar of contemporary fiction while also heralding the literature of tomorrow.” —John Keene, author of Counternarratives

“A singular offering, moonlit with a strange, mesmeric luminosity. Written in prose that pirouettes and delights, MEET US AT THE ROARING SEA is by turns ruminative, poignant, and sharp with pain, the tender borders of each character scraped by the converging riptides of war, forgetting, climate exigence, gender violence, and an awakening AI that inexorably erode the very definition, meaning, and survival of human life as we know it. Akil Kumarasamy’s eagerly anticipated debut novel is worthy of serious attention.”—Asako Serizawa, author of Inheritors 

“[Meet Us by the Roaring Sea] feels beautifully balanced—chapters threaded together nimbly, the translated manuscript and the protagonist’s life echoing each other . . . Kumarasamy is also such an assured writer that you trust her completely, sentence by sentence . . . A pleasure to read.” —Ilana Masad, LA Times

“For all that book’s prodigious skill and deft structure, readers of Half Gods will not be prepared for the uncanny brilliance of [Kumarasamy’s] first novel . . . [Meet Us by the Roaring Sea is] a masterpiece that more than confirms the promise of Half Gods. Kumarasamy is one of more exciting young fiction writers at work right now.” —Jonathan Russell Clark, Star Tribune

“Kumarasamy’s quirky language and wit are dazzling . . . [Her] humor is the way I dig it—deep—extending an opportunity for the reader to take a beat before absorbing the novel’s more sobering themes.” —Melissa Chadburn, The New York Times Book Review

“Set in a future of eye scans, carbon credits and advanced AI, [Meet Us by the Roaring Sea] nonetheless feels surprisingly like home—even as it tests the boundaries of self and story . . . A dizzying alchemy of past and present, love and truth, death and memory.” —Dana Dunham, Scientific American

“The mesmerizing and odd novel Meet Us by the Roaring Sea by Akil Kumarasamy is set partially in the near future in Queens—where a young woman begins to translate a forgotten manuscript about a group of girls who once trained together as medical students in the midst of a war. It’s haunting and beautiful.” Goop.com

“”If you want a post-climate-change novel that goes all the way weird, look no further than Meet Us by the Roaring Sea[…]The story is a kind of multilayered dream sequence that asks big questions about civilization, memory and survival[…]Kumarasamy’s gorgeously written book captures the terror of living through a bewildering disruption.”—Charlie Jane Anders, The Washington Post

“An ambitious, classification-defying novel that straddles the past and the future and offers deeply thoughtful commentary on the lines defining personal and collective identities . . . A compelling read that tackles some of the most urgent questions of our times.” —Shoba Viswanathan, Booklist

“Dazzling . . . Kumarasamy’s gorgeous prose and quiet meditations on memory will enthrall readers. This ambitious effort has much to offer.” Publishers Weekly