'a moving, sensual love story

Written by mooingzelda for Instagram on Friday, May 21st, 2021

A stunningly beautiful and quietly devastating story...

...a moving, sensual love story and a wonderful depiction of the different ways that Aycayia affects the lives of some of Black Conch's residents. The novel covers an impressive number of themes, from race and the legacy of slavery to misogyny, jealousy and the power of family and friendship.

I was completely gripped from the start. The story is simply and elegantly told, packing lots into relatively few pages. The characters are well developed and unforgettable, and left me feeling as if I'd made friends with them myself. I think this is another contender for my book of the year!