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A novel of criminal intrigue, eccentric love and the power of women.

After a twenty-year absence, Guy Vidoq is returning home to meet his daughter for the first time. He discovers his mercurial daughter, Isabelle, has been raised in a bizzarre, cloistered environment by her libertine mother, Martine, who is now living with a young man, Harry, roughly the age of their daughter. If the intense, closed and sensual relationship of these three housemates wasn't bad enough, Guy soon discovers that the entire household is deeply enmeshed in a counterfeiting operation that produces fake American currency for the black market.

Extraordinarily intelligent, though volatile, Martine soon becomes the obsession of Guy, turning his world upside down. As they begin to rekindle their relationship, tension in the house rises. And when the counterfeiting operation begins to break down, everyone finds themselves in desperate situations as they are each drawn closer to the criminal underworld.

Compared to Milan Kundera, Leonard Cohen and Barbara Gowdy, Natalee Caple constructs an exquisite portrayal of the human psyche with a daring, provocative style. Reminiscent of crime films from the French New Wave, Mackerel Sky is a dark, thrilling novel about seduction, the intricate, often destructive relationship between parent and child, and the impulses of the heart.

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Hardback Editions

August 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Mackerel Sky: A Novel
Author(s): Natalee Caple
ISBN: 0-312-33024-3 / 978-0-312-33024-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


February 2004 : Canada Hardback
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Title: Mackerel Sky
Author(s): Natalee Caple
ISBN: 0-88762-143-0 / 978-0-88762-143-7 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Thomas Allen Publishers
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

April 2005 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Mackerel Sky: A Novel
Author(s): Natalee Caple
ISBN: 0-88762-179-1 / 978-0-88762-179-6 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Thomas Allen Publishers
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

June 2013 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Mackerel Sky: A Novel
Author(s): Natalee Caple
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Availability: Amazon