A beautiful, beguiling mix of fantasy and allegory, myth woven into life, which says something of the our humanity, the darkness and the light. A simple tale elegantly told that enfolds the reader into its sense of wonder and mystery. Life’s cruelty is on display but this is a love story, (maybe even two love stories); redolent with loss and longing and the desire to escape. To escape not just the bonds that restrict us but the relationships and attachments we form willingly when overwhelmed by an urge to be free, to be who we are. A tale of worlds colliding and stars aligning.

Paulo Daburka
Booksplainer
https://booksplainer.com/2020/04/25/the-mermaid-of-black-conch/