The Brides of Rollrock Island

The Brides of Rollrock Island

Margo Lanagan

On distant Rollrock Island, males visit sea to make their livings—and to seize their wives.

The witch Misskaella understands the best way of drawing a woman from the guts of a seal, of luring the wonder out of the beast. And for a value a guy may perhaps purchase himself a beautiful sea-wife. He can have and carry and maintain her. And he will inform himself that he's her grasp. yet from his first inspect these broad, wondering, liquid eyes, he'll be simply as reworked as she. he'll be both ensnared. And the witch could have her actual payment.

Margo Lanagan weaves a rare story of hope, melancholy, and transformation. With devastatingly appealing prose, she unearths characters in a position to unspeakable cruelty, but in addition unstated love.

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