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The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey - signed paperback - Winner, Costa Book of the Year 2020


This paperback copy of The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey - winner of the  Costa Book of the Year, 2020 - has been signed by the author. This win is a massive, well-deserved success for the Roffey and her publisher, Leeds indie Peepal Tree Press. 

Overall Winner, Costa Book of the Year, 2020

Winner, Costa Novel Award 2020

Rathbones Folio Prize 2021 - Longlisted

Set on an imaginary Caribbean island, this tantalising tale of disruption brought about by a beautiful stranger marries mythical elements with the piercing realism of everyday life.

April 1976: St Constance, a tiny Caribbean village on the island of Black Conch, at the start of the rainy season. A fisherman sings to himself in his pirogue, waiting for a catch – but attracts a sea-dweller he doesn’t expect.

Aycayia, a beautiful young woman cursed by jealous wives to live as a mermaid, has been swimming the Caribbean Sea for centuries. And she is entranced by this man David and his song.