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What happens when magic collides with reality?

Donald is a young fisherman eking out a lonely living on the west coast of Scotland. One night he witnesses something miraculous...and makes a terrible mistake. His action changes lives - not only his own but those of his family and the entire tightly knit community in which they live. Can he ever atone for the wrong he has done, and can love grow when its foundation is violence?

Based on the legend of the selkies - seals who can transform into people - Sealskin is a magical story evoking the harsh beauty of the landscape; the resilience of its people, both human and animal; and the triumph of hope over fear and prejudice. With exquisite grace, Exeter Novel Prize winner Su Bristow transports us to a different world, subtly and beautifully exploring what it means to be an outsider and our innate capacity for forgiveness and acceptance. Rich with myth and magic, Sealskin is nonetheless a very human story, as relevant to our world as to the timeless place in which it is set. And it is, quite simply, unforgettable.

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Used availability for Su Bristow's Sealskin

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Paperback Editions

February 2017 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: SEALSKIN
Author(s): Su Bristow
ISBN: 1-910633-60-7 / 978-1-910633-60-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: ORENDA
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

February 2017 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Sealskin
Author(s): Su Bristow
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

December 2016 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Sealskin
Author(s): Su Bristow
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