A mesmerising selkie novel from multi-award winning, internationally acclaimed Australian author, Margo Lanagan - one of the most exciting voices in speculative fiction.
WINNER: CBCA Book of the Year, Older Readers, 2013
A HAUNTINGLY BEAUTIFUL NOVEL FROM THE WINNER OF FOUR WORLD FANTASY AWARDS.
'Why would I? People are uneasy enough with me - if I start bringing up sea-wives, they'll take against me good and proper.'
'It could be secret.'
On remote Rollrock Island, the sea-witch Misskaella discovers she can draw a girl from the heart of a seal. So, for a price, any man might buy himself a bride; an irresistibly enchanting sea- wife. But what cost will be borne by the people of Rollrock - the men, the women, the children - once Misskaella sets her heart on doing such a thing?
Margo Lanagan weaves an extraordinary tale of desire and revenge, of loyalty, heartache and human weakness, and of the unforeseen consequences of all-consuming love.
'Lanagan is in a class of her own.' The Weekend Australian
Margo Lanagan is an internationally acclaimed writer of novels and short stories. Her collections of short stories have garnered many awards, nominations and shortlistings. Black Juice was a Michael L. Printz Honor Book, won two World Fantasy Awards and the Victorian Premier's Award for Young Adult Fiction. Red Spikes won the CBCA Book of the Year: Older Readers, was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, a Horn Book Fanfare title, was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writer's Prize and longlisted for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. Her novel Tender Morsels won the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel and was a Michael L. Printz Honor Book for Excellence in Young Adult Literature. Margo lives in Sydney.
She maintains a blog at www.amongamidwhile.blogspot.com and can be found on Twitter as @margolanagan.
Young adult fiction
Long-listed IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2014 AU; Short-listed Barbara Jefferis Award 2014 Au; Short-listed Adelaide Festival Award for Literature, Young Adult Fiction 2014 AU; Winner Barbara Jefferis Award 2014 AU; Long-listed Inky Awards, Gold Inky 2013 AU; Long-listed UK CILIP Carnegie Medal 2013 GB; Short-listed Ditmar Awards, Best Novel 2013 AU; Short-listed Stella Prize 2013 AU; Short-listed NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature 2013 AU; Commended APA Book Design Awards, Best Designed Young Adult Book 2013 AU; Winner Norma K Hemming Award 2013 AU; Winner Indie Awards, Best Children's & YA Book 2013 AU; Winner CBCA Book of the Year, Older Readers, 2013 2013 AU; Winner West Australian Premier's Book Awards, Young Adult category 2013 AU; Short-listed Queensland Literary Awards 2012 AU; Joint winner/co-winner. Aurealis Awards, Best Young Adult Novel 2012 AU; Winner Aurealis Awards, Best Fantasy Novel 2012 AU
Allen & Unwin
A & U Children
14 - 18
Young adult fiction