The Whale Tattoo

The Whale Tattoo

Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 02/02/2023
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The Whale Tattoo
Gritty poetic magic
The cover on this book is really misleading as it makes it look like it’s going to be some sentimental generic romance novel. In actual fact it’s an extrao... READ MORE
Cathy Sole


Having stormed out two years ago, it won't be easy, nor will returning to the haunted river beside the house where words ripple beneath the surface washing up all sorts of memories. Joe turns to his sister, Birdee, the only person who has ever listened. But she can't help him. Then there's Tim Fysh, local fisherman and long-time lover. But reviving their bond is bound to be trouble. As the water settles and Joe learns the truth about the river, he finds that we all have the capability to hate, and that we can all make the choice not to. Ransom's fractured, distinctive prose highlights the beauty and brutality of his story, his extraordinarily vivid sense of place saturates the reader with the wet of the river, and the salty tang of the sea.

  • Publisher: Muswell Press
  • ISBN: 9781739879495
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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The Whale Tattoo
Life on the Edge
Joe ran away from home two years ago, and now he's back and in more trouble than when he left. A destructive love affair with his best friend from school i... READ MORE
Katy Wheatley