SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018
'Daisy Johnson is a new goddamn swaggering monster of fiction' Lauren Groff
It's sixteen years since Gretel last saw her mother; half a lifetime to forget her childhood living on the river. But a phone call will soon bring those wild years flooding back: the secret language that Gretel and her mother invented; the strange boy living with them on the boat that one winter; the creature underwater, swimming ever closer.
In the end there will be nothing for Gretel to do but to wade deeper into their past, where family, fairy tale and myth will all come tragically undone.