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The Mermaid of Black Conch

Monique Roffey‘s The Mermaid of Black Conch, winner of the 2020 Costa Book of the Year Award, is a gripping dark fairy tale that any fan of contemporary fantasy will happily swim through.

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Review of ‘The Mermaid of Black Conch’

For all the depth of expression in Monique Roffey's writing, The Mermaid of Black Conch never feels like it dwells too long in the realm of the intangible. Full of lean, elegant, evocative prose that never overstays its welcome or drifts too far from its narrative, this finely honed novel about belonging, alienation and the…

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