The Brides of Rollrock Island

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Penguin Random House Children's UK, Feb 2, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 320 pages

Rollrock is an isolated, windswept island; a wild and salty landscape where fishermen and their families must wring a living from the stormy seas. But Rollrock is also a place of eerie magic, and of powerful desire.

Down on the beach, the outcast witch of Rollrock casts her spells, and draws mysterious girls from the sea. These are girls with long, pale limbs and faces of haunting innocence - the most enchantingly beautiful creatures the fishermen of Rollrock have ever seen.

The island is envied, and many a man is lured to Rollrock with the promise of a sea wife. But the arrival of these women is the ruin of countless families - and to the despair of the men of Rollrock, magic always has its price. The brides do not belong on land. One day, the sea will claim them back.

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When she was little she knew she was different, she just didn't understand how she was different. There were those in town who would whisper as she passed, others with courage would openly scorn her ... Read full review

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3.5 stars. Well-written and well-told. Weird and, yes, haunting. Disturbing and yet sweet. And satisfying in the end. I’m probably going to be thinking about it for a while. And I might think it ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Margo Lanagan's novels and short story collections have excited readers the world over, and won many prizes, including four World Fantasy Awards - for 'Singing My Sister Down' (Best Short Fiction, 2005), Black Juice (Best Collection, 2005), Tender Morsels (Best Novel, 2009), and Sea-Hearts (Best Novella, 2010).

She lives in Sydney, Australia.

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