Escape to the ocean this summer with the entrancing, unforgettable winner of the Costa Book of the Year 2020.
A daring, mesmerising novel ~ Maggie O’Farrell, author of the Women’s Prizewinning Hamnet
As capitvating as a tropical storm ~ C Pam Zhang, author of How Much of These Hills is Gold
A unique talent ~ Bernardine Evaristo, author of the Booker Prizewinning Girl, Woman, Other
The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey
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…