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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
  • I absolutely devoured The Mermaid of Black Conch. It's wonderful, immersive, evocative... A masterclass of world-building

    Bridget Collins, No.1 bestselling author of The Binding
  • Once I had started it, I couldn't stop. It was quite unlike anything I'd ever read. Such brilliant myth-making; such powerful storytelling

    Clare Chambers, author of Small Pleasures
  • 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
  • Stunning . . . A mesmerising read

    Nathan Filer, Costa-winning author of The Shock of the Fall
  • Extraordinary, beautifully written . . . We found it completely compelling . . . It feels like a classic in the making

    Costa Judges, 2020
  • Magical touches blend with precise realism in this bittersweet tale of a mermaid trying to put the sea behind her

    Observer

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