Review

Monique Roffey's Mermaid of Black Conch melds history and magic

July 23 2022 - 2:00pm
Monique Roffey's The Mermaid of Black Conch was named Costa Book of the Year in 2021. Picture: Getty Images
  • The Mermaid of Black Conch, by Monique Roffey. Vintage, $22.99.

David is a fisherman and Aycayia is a mermaid. It's pretty obvious where the story goes from here: David falls for Aycayia. But author Monique Roffey isn't giving us an endearing tale of love - this is a story of duality and curses.

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