I Am the Ocean is a travel memoir written by Canadian author Samita Sarkar. What a fun book to read! The memoir chronicles a trip that twenty-something Sarkar takes to America, as she travels to destinations including New York City, Washington, D.C., Savannah, and Miami.
Written in the style of creative nonfiction, Sarkar’s book sometimes has the feel of a novel, as she meets new people, learns new things, and ponders new ideas. Sarkar explores the cultures of her surroundings, and she talks about issues pertaining to life, love, history, and religion with the people she meets along the way. On her journey, Sarkar carries a copy of the Hindu scripture The Bhagavad Gita, and throughout her memoir, she includes relevant quotes from the text, relating to specific stages of her travels.
I Am the Ocean is a deep and thought-provoking read. It shows the importance of enjoying life’s little moments, and that sometimes, when you stop and observe the life around you, you can learn more than you ever imagined.
You can find I Am the Ocean here.