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Monique Roffey - The Mermaid of Black Conch (2nd Hand Paperback)

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Costa Book of The Year 2020.

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 . . .

  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : Very Good
  • Category : Fiction - Love & Romance
  • Published : 2020 (This Edition 2021 - Vintage)
  • ISBN : 9781529115499
  • SKU : B003017
  • PPC : LL300gm
  • RRP : £8.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

'A unique talent' - Bernardine Evaristo.

'Spell binding. Enchanting. Captivating. It was music to my ears. Poetry for my soul. Thank you Ms Roffey . . . ' - Google Review.

'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.

'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.

The Author

Monique Roffey, FRSL, is a Trinidadian-born British writer and memoirist. Her novels have been much acclaimed, winning awards including the 2013 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, for Archipelago, and the Costa Book of the Year Award 2020, for The Mermaid of Black Conch.

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