The Mermaid of Black Conch (Paperback)Monique Roffey (author)
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Set on an imaginary Caribbean island, this tantalising tale of disruption brought about by a beautiful stranger marries mythical elements with the piercing realism of everyday life.
Overall Winner of the Costa Book of the Year 2020
Longlisted for the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction 2021
Shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize 2021
Winner of the Costa Novel Award 2020
April 1976: St Constance, a tiny Caribbean village on the island of Black Conch, at the start of the rainy season. A fisherman sings to himself in his pirogue, waiting for a catch – but attracts a sea-dweller he doesn’t expect.
Aycayia, a beautiful young woman cursed by jealous wives to live as a mermaid, has been swimming the Caribbean Sea for centuries. And she is entranced by this man David and his song.
Publisher: Peepal Tree Press Ltd
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