The Gracekeepers

The Gracekeepers

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A flooded world.
A floating circus.
Two women in search of a home.

North lives on a circus boat with her beloved bear, keeping a secret that could capsize her life.

Callanish lives alone in her house in the middle of the ocean, tending the graves of those who die at sea. As penance for a terrible mistake, she has become a gracekeeper.

A chance meeting between the two draws them magnetically to one another - and to the promise of a new life.

But the waters are treacherous, and the tide is against them.

'The Gracekeepers is enchanting and heart-tugging. If you love Margaret Atwood you'll love this' Sunday Telegraph

'A wondrous read' Stylist

'Clever and original' The Times

'Truly magical' Heat
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 19mm | 213g
  • Vintage
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9781784700133
  • 44,147

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The Gracekeepers is enchanting and heart-tugging. If you love Margaret Atwood you’ll love this
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The Gracekeepers is enchanting and heart-tugging. If you love Margaret Atwood you'll love this * Sunday Telegraph * A wondrous read * Stylist * A wondrous read * Stylist * Clever and original -- Kate Saunders * The Times * Truly magical * Heat * A bold, fresh new talent... a wild, original imagination * Independent on Sunday * A gorgeously melancholy novel, a post-apocalyptic fairy tale of mermen and mourning birds, ghost cities on the ocean floor, and precious soil. I envy the reader who is just now picking it up. * Herald * Highly original ... set in a haunting sea-world both familiar and mysterious -- Ursula K. Le Guin Rich and strange... memorable and beautiful * Daily Mail * Everything about this book is beautiful: the language is a poetic and diaphanous as nature and the many characters who contribute to the story are utterly authentic in this magic realist world. Every one of them stays with you, leaving you craving more about their back stories and their fates... This is a delicious piece of work from a supremely talented young writer * Scotsman * A delightful fantasy in the mould of The Night Circus * Red * [A] remarkable story about love, family, roots and obligations... A colourful magic realist novel about finding your place * Diva * Lyrical and moving * ELLE *
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About Kirsty Logan

Kirsty Logan is the author of the novels The Gracekeepers and The Gloaming, the short story collections A Portable Shelter and The Rental Heart & Other Fairytales, the flash fiction chapbook The Psychology of Animals Swallowed Alive, and the short memoir The Old Asylum in the Woods at the Edge of the Town Where I Grew Up. Her books have won the LAMBDA Literary Award, the Polari First Book Prize, the Saboteur Award, the Scott Prize and the Gavin Wallace Fellowship, and been selected for the Radio 2 Book Club and the Waterstones Book Club. In 2019 she was selected as one of the ten most outstanding LGBTQ British writers for the International Literature Showcase. Her short fiction and poetry has been translated into Japanese and Spanish, recorded for radio and podcasts, exhibited in galleries and distributed from a vintage Wurlitzer cigarette machine. She lives in Glasgow with her wife and their rescue dog.

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6,538 ratings
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4 36% (2,348)
3 33% (2,147)
2 10% (675)
1 2% (153)
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