The city is a place of polarization. Masculine is set against feminine, strength against weakness, existence against non-existence.
A young man’s quest takes him through streets and squares that morph and change locations. He encounters beings whose forms and natures also change, and he is initiated in rituals of extreme sado-masochistic sexuality and violence.
Rich in symbolic imagery The Sea and the City cannot be defined or explained in simple terms. Depending on the reader it may be set in this world or a parallel world. The author does noet wish to impose an interpretation. This is the essential freedom of the book.