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  • A daring, mesmerising novel that continually unseats expectation - I was deliciously unsure, throughout, what would happen next. With her fierce and shapeshifting mermaid, Roffey has created a modern myth about belonging and the bonds humans form with each other and with their land, single-handedly bringing magic realism up to date

    Maggie O’Farrell, No.1 bestselling author of Hamnet
  • About wonder, spectacle, as well as greed. The writing is exquisite

    Elizabeth Macneal, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Doll Factory and Circus of Wonders
  • A reading experience as captivating as a tropical storm. Full-throated and mesmerizing

    C. Pam Zhang, Booker-longlisted author of How Much of These Hills is Gold
  • Sensuous, beguiling . . . Roffey's tale convincingly transplants a mythical creature into a modern setting . . . Wondrous

    Sunday Times
  • Wonderfully written, with both soul and intense drama - it glistens almost, like the mermaid!

    Diana Evans, author of Ordinary People
  • Magical touches blend with precise realism in this bittersweet tale of a mermaid trying to put the sea behind her

  • Arresting . . . Truly original . . . deftly weaving myth, feminism, humour

    Daily Mail
  • Extraordinary, beautifully written . . . We found it completely compelling . . . It feels like a classic in the making

    Costa Judges, 2020

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