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The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey

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Publication Date: August 2021

* WINNER OF THE COSTA BOOK OF THE YEAR *

'A unique talent' Bernardine Evaristo
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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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'A fiercely modern mermaid story... Roffey subverts the fairytale' The Times

'Extraordinary, captivating, unforgettable characters...we found it completely compelling' Chair of Judges, Costa Book of the Year

'Wonderfully written, with both soul and intense drama - it glistens almost, like the mermaid!' Diana Evans

'A bittersweet love story...a joy to read, brimming with memorable characters' BBC News

Winner of the Costa Book of the Year 2020
Winner of the Costa Novel Award 2020
Shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize 2021
Shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize 2020
Longlisted for the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction 2021
Longlisted for the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature 2021