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Island

Jane Rogers

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

* Taut thriller about a woman's revenge on her mother - the mother who abandoned her at birth.

The island is a place where things are not quite as they appear; a magical place where the murder of a reclusive woman is not a cut and dried case.

'I thought I had come to the island to wrest control of my life back from the woman who had sabotaged it. But I was wrong. My mother was still writing my plot.'

Nikki Black, intent on punishing the mother who abandoned her at birth, goes to the island with only one aim in mind: revenge. But her plans are confounded by the discovery that she has a brother. Not just any brother but a brother strangely possessed by their mother; a brother with a terrifying violent streak; an apparent simpleton whose head is filled with the stories of past islanders, Crofters, Vikings, Little People. A brother whose dangerous love and strange way of seeing the world transform Nikki's life.

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Praise for Island

  • The mindscape of an intelligent young woman who has never known any kind of love is brilliantly portrayed...This is a story where there is a kind of cathartic redemption - THE TIMES

  • A novel of redemption - Nicci Gerrard, OBSERVER

  • Heart breakingly lyrical - GUARDIAN

  • Original and compelling ... 'Tempest - territory'

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Jane Rogers

Jane Rogers has published nine novels, written original television and radio drama, and adapted work (her own and others') for radio and TV. Her novels include Conrad and Eleanor, The Testament of Jessie Lamb, Mr Wroe's Virgins, Island, and The Voyage Home. Writing awards include the Arthur C Clarke Award, Somerset Maugham Award, Writers' Guild Best Fiction Book, BAFTA nomination best drama serial, Guardian Fiction Prize runner up and Arts Council Award. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and teaches the Faber Short Story Writing course.

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