The Mermaid of Black Conch - Vintage Earth

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Publisher's Synopsis

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

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On a quiet day, near the Caribbean island of Black Conch, a mermaid raises her barnacled head from the flat grey sea. She is attracted by David, a fisherman waiting for a catch, singing to himself with his guitar. Aycayia the mermaid has been living in the vast ocean all alone for centuries.

When Aycayia is caught and dragged ashore by American tourists, David rescues her with the aim of putting her back in the ocean. But it is soon clear that the mermaid is already transforming into a woman.

This is the story of their love affair, of an island and of the great wide sea.

'Mesmerising' Maggie O'Farrell author of The Marriage Portrait


'A unique talent' Bernadine Evaristo author of Girl, Women, Other


'Not your standard mermaid' Margaret Atwood author of The Testaments

VINTAGE EARTH is a series of books that reveals our ever-changing relationship with the environment. These are stories old and young, set in worlds real or imagined, that allow us to explore our connection to the natural world. Transformative, wild, surprising and essential, these novels take on the most urgent story of our times.

Book information

ISBN: 9781784878023
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage Classics
Pub date:
Edition: Reprint
DEWEY: 823.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 19905
Number of pages: 234
Weight: 210g
Height: 128mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 21mm