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The Mermaid of Black Conch

The spellbinding winner of the Costa Book of the Year and perfect novel for summer
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The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey
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Escape to the ocean this summer with the Costa Book of the Year 2020 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 'Exquisite' ELIZABETH MACNEAL

Author Biography

Monique Roffey was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad. She is the author of six novels and a memoir. The Mermaid of Black Conch won the Costa Book of the Year and the Costa Novel Award 2020. It was shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize 2021, the Goldsmiths Prize 2020 and the Republic of Consciousness Prize 2021, and longlisted for the Orwell Prize, the Ondaatje Prize and the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature 2021. Her highly acclaimed previous books are sun dog, The White Woman on the Green Bicycle (shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2010), Archipelago (winner of the OCM Bocas Award for Caribbean Literature 2013), House of Ashes (shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award 2014), The Tryst and With the Kisses of His Mouth. Monique Roffey is a Senior Lecturer at the Manchester Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University and a tutor for the National Writers Centre.
Release date NZ
June 10th, 2021
Audience
  • General (US: Trade)
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Vintage
Pages
272
Dimensions
129x198x17
ISBN-13
9781529115499
Product ID
34758433

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