Cormorant Lake

Cormorant Lake

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On a cold November night, Evelyn Van Pelt steals her roommate's two underfed and neglected little girls from their beds and drives to the northwestern hometown she fled fourteen years earlier--Cormorant Lake. There, hidden in the mountains and woods, dense with fog and the cold of winter, Evelyn grapples with the guilt of what she's done, and as she attempts to reconcile her wild independence with the responsibilities of parenthood, she reconnects with the two women who raised her--her foster mother, Nan, and her biological mother, Jubilee. But by coming home, she has set in motion a series of events that will revive the decades-old tragedy that haunts Cormorant Lake--and lead her to confront the high cost of protecting her secret.

At once fantastical and deeply rooted in the natural world, Faith Merino's deeply affecting and spirited debut novel explores the shape of family, the enduring bonds of friendship, and the imperfections of motherhood--messy and beautiful, instinctive and learned, temporal but permanently life-altering.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 140 x 213 x 28mm | 386g
  • English
  • 1982640073
  • 9781982640071

Review quote

"Mystical...The author builds tension around the uncertain outcome of Evelyn's rash decision to take the children and Nan's increasingly dangerous interactions with Clare's ghost."-- "Publishers Weekly"
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259 ratings
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4 25% (64)
3 29% (74)
2 16% (41)
1 7% (17)
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