A flash fiction novel, The Sea-Wave details the aftermath of the kidnapping by an elderly and emotionally damaged man of a severely disabled, wheelchair-bound, unusually bright, depressive 12-year-old girl incapable of speech. The novel consists of the girl's entries in her diary-like memorandum book, entries which relate her own, surprising thoughts on her kidnapping, family, and disabilities, in addition to her verbatim transcriptions of the old man's monologues, which appear to reveal, in fragments, the details of a very specific and unusual period in his life.
About the author
Rolli is a writer, illustrator and cartoonist. He is the author of two short-story collections (I Am Currently Working on a Novel and God’s Autobio), two books of poems (Mavor’s Bones: A Gothic Novel in Poems and Plum Stuff), a middle-grade story collection (Dr. Franklin’s Staticy Cat and Other Unbelievable Tales) and the forthcoming novel, The Sea-Wave (Guernica, 2016). He is the recipient of the John Kenneth Galbraith Literary Award, and his cartoons appear regularly in Reader’s Digest, Harvard Business Review, Barron’s, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Adbusters, The Oldie and Prospect.
Rolli lives in Regina.