I See Cats

Lost at Sea is a road-movie kind of a book, with us following high-school graduate Raleigh and her accidental companions on their trip from California back to Toronto. By the end of the novel we are still on the road, maybe in Oregon (no one has been reading the map), and that is one of those stark illustrations to McLuhan’s ‘medium is the message’. As suggested by the title, the lack of direction is something that is acutely felt by Raleigh in regards to her life and can be recognised by anyone who managed to survive adolescence.