The Silver Dark Sea

Author(s): Susan Fletcher


The powerful new novel from Susan Fletcher, award-winning author of the bestselling Eve Green and Oystercatchers. A profound tale of love, loss and the lore of the sea. The islanders of Parla are still mourning the loss of one of their own. Four years since that loss, and a man -- un-named, unclothed -- is washed onto their shores. Some say he is a mythical man from the sea -- potent, kind and beautiful; others suspect him. For the bereft Maggie, this stranger brings love back to the isle. But as the days pass he changes every one of them -- and the time comes for his story to be told! Tender, lyrical and redemptive, The Silver Dark Sea is the dazzling new novel from the author of Eve Green (winner of Whitbred First Novel award) and Witch Light. It is a story about what life can give and take from us, when we least expect it -- and how love, in all its forms, is the greatest gift of all.


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Praise for 'Witch Light': 'Corrag's descriptions combine the oblique originality of a child with the precision and control of a poet ! the novel is crowded with images stunning in their freshness and simplicity ! there are moments when the sheer beauty of the prose takes one's breath away ! it is a novel of extraordinary beauty and quiet power that is impossible, having read it, not to look at the world anew' Guardian 'Corrag is a beguiling and sensitive heroine and Fletcher's powers of description are as strong as ever in her third novel' Financial Times 'Fletcher gives Corrag a lyrical narrative voice ! a fascinating aspect of history' Daily Mail 'Susan Fletcher's lyrical, poetic style is burnished to a rare shine in her third book ! her descriptions of the Scottish landscape are breathtaking, as is her depiction of the lonesome girl who is enraptured by the beauty of the Highlands ! Incredibly moving' Marie Claire 'As compelling as it is heartbreaking ! Fletcher's powerful prose will stay with you long after you finish the last page. Highly recommended' Image Magazine

Susan Fletcher was born in 1979 in Birmingham. She is the author of the bestselling Eve Green

General Fields

  • : 9780007442416
  • : HarperCollins Publishers
  • : Fourth Estate Ltd
  • : May 2012
  • : 216mm X 135mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : August 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Susan Fletcher
  • : Paperback
  • : 336