‘A gripping, sinister fable’ Margaret Atwood (by way of Twitter)
‘An atypical debut – otherworldly, luminous, precise’ Guardian
‘Bold, inventive, haunting… With shades of Margaret Atwood and Eimear McBride, you can be bowled over by it’ Stylist
Grace, Lia and Sky live in an abandoned hotel, on a sun-bleached island, beside a poisoned sea. Their parents raised them there to keep them secure, to lead them to good. The world beyond the water is contaminated and men are the contamination. But at some point three strangers wash ashore – men who stare on the sisters hungrily, helplessly. Men who bring trouble.
‘Visceral, hypnotic . . . with one among my favourite endings I have read in a long at the same time as’ The Pool
‘An unsettling dark fantasy… [It] lingers long after the final page’ Daily Telegraph
‘Otherworldly, brutal and poetic: a feminist fable set by the sea, a female Lord of the Flies. It felt like a book I’d been waiting to read for a long time‘ Emma Jane Unsworth