Dancing in the Shallows - Fairlight Moderns (Paperback)Clare Reddaway (author)
Isla Wintergreen has not seen her grandfather since she was seven, but when she unexpectedly inherits his cottage on the Isle of Skye, she cannot resist the opportunity to escape her purposeless life. As she slowly becomes a part of the island community, she learns more about the family she never really knew - from her estranged father, to her reclusive grandfather, and her intelligent but oppressed great-grandmother. Meanwhile, her mother Cathy reflects on her own past. Mother and daughter both hope to find new freedom - but can family patterns ever really be broken?
Told through the lives of four generations of Isla's family, all linked by their connection to water, 'Dancing in the Shallows' masterfully explores family relationships and generational inheritance.
Publisher: Fairlight Books
'Clare Reddaway is a richly gifted writer who captures the complexities of her characters' lives with grace, power, and tender humour. An impressive and memorable debut novella of intergenerational relationships, 'Dancing in the Shallows' masterfully explores the loves, losses, and secrets of Isla Wintergreen and her family at moments of crisis and change' —Emma Timpany, author of 'Travelling in the Dark'; ‘Once started, this book insists on being finished as soon as possible. Engaging, immersive and utterly believable’ —Deborah Jenkins, author of 'Braver'
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