Lanagan’s selkie novel called Sea Hearts in Australia and The Brides of Rollrock Island elsewhere, has been reviewed by Locus’ doyen of reviewing, the inimitable Gary K. Wolfe here.
Some quotes from the Wolfe review:
[It is] a gorgeous piece of work, perhaps less startling and visceral than Tender Morsels, but in many ways a richer and more complex novel, and it ain’t going to be a musical anytime soon (though it might make a terrific opera).
Except for a few comments from distrustful mainlanders, we learn about Rollrock entirely from within, and for a while we seem to live there. It’s not always a pleasant vacation, but it’s a deeply illuminating one, and Sea Hearts may eventually be seen as some sort of masterpiece.
Very nice. I can’t wait to add it to the Australian Women’s Writers challenge that I am currently participating in.
Sea Hearts is out in February.
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