Where the crawdads sing
Publication year: 2019
Media class: Paperback
Resource type: Physical
Originally published: New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2018
How long can you protect your heart? For years, rumours of the 'Marsh Girl' have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life - until the unthinkable happens.
Additional information: 370 pages, 20 cm
Truly extraordinary debut novel. The marshland the story centres on comes alive in your head. The descriptions of fear, loneliness, love, betrayal are so vivid. This book is sad yet heartwarming. It left me wanting to read so much more from this author.