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The Mermaid of Black Conch (Paperback)
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The Mermaid of Black Conch (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 02/04/2020
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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
ISBN: 9781845234577

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Antonio Arch

“Perfect Timing: The Mermaid arrived Just as I Needed Her”

If you’re looking to escape what’s happening in the real world, then the story of Monique Roffey’s Aycayia might be just what you need. I certainly am (looking for an escape) and her latest novel, set near the shores... More

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Nicole @hemelwstones

“Fall For A Mermaid Song Like No Other”

"Aycayia is my name from long time ago
Sweet Voice
I fraid of man but I fraid women worse"

What a gorgeous read, seeped in myth and a legend of a mermaid who was caught out at sea and bought back to Black... More

“Caribbean Folk Tale”

A lonely fisherman strumming his guitar on his boat sees a sight he thought he would never see,a woman looking at him from rocks,no ordinary person but a Mermaid.Couldn't accept what he saw but visited again but... More

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