The Gloaming (Hardback)
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Hardback 320 Pages / Published: 19/04/2018
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The best lives leave a mark.

A bewitching tale of first love, shattering grief, and the dangerous magic that draws us home. Mara's island is one of stories and magic, but every story ends in the same way.

She will finish her days on the cliff, turned to stone and gazing out at the horizon like all the islanders before her. Mara's parents - a boxer and a ballerina - chose this enchanted place as a refuge from the turbulence of their previous lives; they wanted to bring up their children somewhere special and safe. But the island and the sea don't care what people want, and when they claim a price from her family, Mara's world unravels.

It takes the arrival of Pearl, mysterious and irresistible, to light a spark in Mara again, and allow her to consider a different story for herself. The Gloaming is a gorgeous tale of love and grief, and the gap between fairy tales and real life.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781911215936
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 448 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 30 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'The lustrous, abandoned intensity of her prose is always a joy' - Claire Allfree, Daily Mail 

'Prepare to enter a book of otherworldly tales and delights.' - Francesca Brown, Stylist 

'The Gloaming is a lyrical tale of family and isolation and love, brought to life through the magic of Logan's unique imagination and exquisite prose.' - Helen Sedgwick

"A mystical story to lose yourself in' - Heat

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“A riptide of lyrical magic realism”


First of all there is the island.

Mara's family live there in a crumbling large house. Her mother , Signe, a ballerina and husband Peter a former boxer decide to bring up their family there in safety. However... More

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“The Gloaming”

Peter, a boxer, falls in love with Signe, a ballet dancer. This unusual match somehow triggers nature and becomes something very special. Signe soon falls pregnant, but of the three babies, only one, Islay, survives.... More

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“Gently Powerful”

This is such a beautiful, special book. I think Kirsty Logan can see inside my soul - it feels like her writing is just for me, somehow, and I adore it. Bittersweet with hints of magic, as well as devastating reality.... More

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