The Mermaid of Black Conch

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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.

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Escape to the ocean with the entrancing, unforgettable winner of the Costa Book of the Year – as read on BBC Radio 4.

‘Mesmerising’ MAGGIE O’FARRELL

‘A unique talent’ BERNARDINE EVARISTO

‘Wonderful’ BRIDGET COLLINS

‘Brilliant’ CLARE CHAMBERS

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

Read a sample here

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Weight 191 g
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.7 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

248

Language

English

Edition

|Reprint

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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