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

 

'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

Monique Roffey - The Mermaid Of Black Conch

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