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Mermaid of Black Conch: A Love Story (Winner of the Costa Novel Award 2020 & shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize 2021)

Mermaid of Black Conch: A Love Story (Winner of the Costa Novel Award 2020 & shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize 2021)
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Mermaid of Black Conch: A Love Story (Winner of the Costa Novel Award 2020 & shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize 2021)
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  • ISBN: 9781529115499
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Escape to the ocean this summer with the entrancing, unforgettable winner of the Costa Book of the Year 2020.

'Mesmerising' MAGGIE O'FARRELL
'A unique talent' BERNARDINE EVARISTO

Near the island of Black Conch, a fisherman sings to himself while waiting for a catch. But David attracts a sea-dweller that he never expected - Aycayia, an innocent young woman cursed by jealous wives to live as a mermaid.

When American tourists capture Aycayia, David rescues her and vows to win her trust. Slowly, painfully, she transforms into a woman again. Yet as their love grows, they discover that the world around them is changing - and they cannot escape the curse for ever . . .

'A bittersweet love story . . . A joy to read' BBC News
'A fiercely modern mermaid story' The Times
'Wondrous . . . A striking achievement' Sunday Times
'Not your standard mermaid' Margaret Atwood


A daring, mesmerising novel that continually unseats expectation - I was deliciously unsure, throughout, what would happen next. With her fierce and shapeshifting mermaid, Roffey has created a modern myth about belonging and the bonds humans form with each other and with their land, single-handedly bringing magic realism up to date -- Maggie O’Farrell, No.1 bestselling author of Hamnet

Sensuous, beguiling . . . Roffey's tale convincingly transplants a mythical creature into a modern setting . . . Wondrous ― Sunday Times

Wonderfully written, with both soul and intense drama - it glistens almost, like the mermaid! -- Diana Evans, author of Ordinary People

Magical touches blend with precise realism in this bittersweet tale of a mermaid trying to put the sea behind her ― Observer

Arresting . . . Truly original . . . deftly weaving myth, feminism, humour ― Daily Mail

Extraordinary, beautifully written . . . We found it completely compelling . . . It feels like a classic in the making -- Costa Judges, 2020

Hugely entertaining . . . A joy to read, brimming with memorable characters ― BBC News

The tantalising story of a mermaid loved and feared in equal measure . . . A book for our time -- Ingrid Persaud, author of Love After Love
Detalii
Autor ROFFEY , Monique
An apariţie 2021
Editura Vintage
Nr pagini 272
Dimensiuni 20 x 13 cm
Format Paperback, B
Cuvinte cheie: monique roffey