The Mermaid of Black Conch

The Mermaid of Black Conch

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 07/07/2022
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The Mermaid of Black Conch
Unique, wild, and enchanting
Based on a Taino folk legend, The Mermaid of Black Conch is magic realism at its finest! Set on the fictional Caribbean island of Black Conch, the tale is ... READ MORE
Kelly at Staines


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

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 . . .

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781784878023
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Weight: 210g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 16 mm

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