Updates Fridays. An aimless college student is shipwrecked by a sea serpent and wakes up more than 150 years in the past. A foreigner in this time, he struggles to find a way home and to make a living in a society different from his own. Will he find purpose and meaning in forging a new community, or perhaps in helping the smart and beautiful lighthouse keeper's daughter protect Egg Rock and its delicate colony of sea serpents from a seemingly invincible businessman, an inquisitive 19th-century naturalist and alchemist, and the merciless hordes of tourists who have come to hunt the serpent down and mount its body as a trophy? This novel creates an intense sense of history and place, carefully evoking a well-researched but fantastical version of 1864 Swampscott, Massachusetts.