Cygnet

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WINNER OF THE WRITERS' GUILD FIRST NOVEL AWARD 2020

ELLE ONES TO WATCH 2019

'Terribly moving. A clear-sighted, poignant rumination on loneliness, love, the melancholy of age and of youth'
China Mieville

'A n imaginative, atmospheric and original novel that lingers in the memory long after reading ' Bernadine Evaristo

'A sad, funny, highly original novel ' Blake Morrison

'Wholeheartedly enjoy(able)' Lauren Wilkinson, The Millions

'Season Butler is an extraordinary writer. Like Colson Whitehead, her work is fearless in its inventiveness' Julia Bell
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It's too hot for most of the clothes I packed to come here, when I thought this would only be for a week or two. My mother kissed me with those purple-brown lips of hers and said, we'll be back, hold tight.

The Kid doesn't know where her parents are. They left with a promise to come back months ago, and now their seventeen-year-old daughter is stranded on Swan Island.

Swan isn't just any island; it is home to an eccentric old age separatist community who have shunned life on the mainland for a haven which is rapidly sinking into the ocean. The Kid's arrival threatens to burst the idyllic bubble that the elderly residents have so carefully constructed - an unwelcome reminder of the life they left behind, and one they want rid of.

Cygnet is the story of a young woman battling against the thrashing waves of loneliness and depression, and how she learns to find hope, laughter and her own voice in a world that's crumbling around her.

Product Details

Price
£14.99  £14.24
Publisher
Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date
Language
English
Type
Hardback
EAN/UPC
9780349700328

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