Seahorses Are Real

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Seren Books, 2009 - Fiction - 237 pages
9 Reviews
A haunting tale of love and tragedy, this riveting novel highlights the rare subject of domestic violence against men. Marly is a young woman struggling to deal with her emotions and depression in a small, dismal town. She longs to be elsewhere, retreating into daytime television and her idyllic childhood dreamworld of horses and cottages by the sea. For her devoted fiancé David, this means a life of hard work, supporting the love of his life both financially and emotionally. But as Marly begins to find her feet in reality and hope for a brighter future, time may be running out for David. Vivid and rich in imagery, this is a moving human narrative of how lovers can create and destroy each other’s happiness.

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User Review  - AzhriaLilu - LibraryThing

Unfortunately I found this book a real struggle to read - it took me months to finish it, which is unusual since I can usually go through four books a week. As other reviewers said, I also had trouble ... Read full review

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User Review  - jasmyn9 - LibraryThing

A provoking story of Marly and her fiance David. Marly is "damaged" inside and can't seem to find a way to be fixed. David is her lifeline and her outlet of anger and disappointment (in a very bad way ... Read full review

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Zillah Bethell is a graduate of Wadham College in Oxford.

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