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  • Published: 1 May 2021
  • ISBN: 9781473597068
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 272

The Mermaid of Black Conch

The spellbinding winner of the Costa Book of the Year and perfect novel for summer




Escape to the ocean this summer with the Costa Book of the Year 2020

Escape to the ocean this summer with the entrancing, unforgettable winner of the Costa Book of the Year 2020.

'Mesmerising' MAGGIE O'FARRELL
'A unique talent' BERNARDINE EVARISTO

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 . . .

'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

'Exquisite' ELIZABETH MACNEAL

  • Published: 1 May 2021
  • ISBN: 9781473597068
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 272

About the author

Monique Roffey

Monique Roffey was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad, and educated in the UK. Her highly acclaimed debut novel, Sun Dog, was published in 2002. Since then she has worked as a Centre Director for the Arvon Foundation and has held the post of Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Sussex and Chichester universities. She currently lives in Harlesden, north London, where she spends most of the day in her pyjamas, writing.

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